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U.S. Department of Labor Seeks Nominees for NACOSH

March 20, 2020
Six positions are open on the committee.

Six vacancies are up for nomination on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH).

OSHA is seeking the following candidates for two-year terms: two public representatives; one management representative; one labor representative; one occupational health professional representative; and one occupational safety professional representative.

The U.S. Secretary of Labor appoints all 12 members of NACOSH, and those members serve staggered terms. 

According to the Notice document, any individual or organization may nominate one or more qualified persons for membership. Nominations must include:

  • The nominee's name and contact information;
  • The nominee's occupation or current position;
  • The categories that the nominee is qualified to represent;
  • The nominee's resume or curriculum vitae;
  • Membership in relevant organizations and associations;
  • A summary of the nominee's background, experience, and qualifications to serve on NACOSH;
  • A list of articles or other documents the nominee has authored that indicates the nominee's experience in worker safety and health;
  • A statement that the nominee has no conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on NACOSH; and
  • A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination and is willing to serve and regularly attend NACOSH meetings.

Electronic submissions can be entered at, the Federal eRulemaking Portal, by mail or facsimile (must not exceed 10 pages).

Your submission must include the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2020-0002). Due to security-related procedures, receipt of submissions by regular mail may experience significant delay. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about security procedures for making submissions by hand, express delivery, or messenger/courier service.

Read the Federal Register notice for additional details.

Nominations must be submitted by April 27, 2020.

NACOSH advises, consults with and makes recommendations to the secretaries of labor and health and human services on matters relating to the administration of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act including regulatory, research, compliance assistance and enforcement issues.

NACOSH consists of 12 members representing workers, employers, safety and health professionals, states and the public. NACOSH holds two to four meetings per year, which are open to the public.

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