NACOSH seeks nominations for six positions

Members are chosen based on knowledge of the occupational safety and health field

Posted January 28, 2016

In the January 22 issue of the Federal Register, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health announced the request of nominations for membership on National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH).

The terms of six NACOSH members expire on December 31, 2016. Therefore, OSHA invites nominations for the following NACOSH positions:

  • Two public representatives,
  • One management representative,
  • One labor representative,
  • One occupational safety professional representative, and
  • One occupational health professional representative.

NACOSH members serve two-year staggered terms, unless the member becomes unable to serve, resigns, ceases to be qualified to serve, or is removed by the Secretary. The Secretary may appoint NACOSH members to successive terms. The Committee must meet at least two times a year. (29 U.S.C. 656(a)(1)).

Any interested person or organization may nominate one or more qualified persons for membership on NACOSH.

Nominations must include the nominee’s name, occupation or current position, and contact information. The nomination also must identify the category that the candidate is qualified to represent, and include a resume of the nominee’s background, experience, and qualifications. In addition, the nomination must state that the nominee is aware of the nomination, and is willing to serve and regularly attend NACOSH meetings.

The Secretary will appoint NACOSH members on the basis of their experience and competence in the field of occupational safety and health (29 CFR 1912a.2).

Nominations for NACOSH may be submitted to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at Submissions must include the agency name and include Docket No. OSHA–2016–0001.

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