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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameFederal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and HealthAgency NameDepartment of Labor
Fiscal Year2017Committee Number639
Original Establishment Date2/26/1980Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.osha.gov/dep/facosh/index.html
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*16
Current Charter Date10/14/2015Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Director, Office of Federal Agency Programs
Date Of Renewal Charter9/30/2017Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date9/30/2017Designated Federal Officer First Name*Francis
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityExecutive Order 13708Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Yebesi
Establishment Authority*PresidentialDesignated Federal Officer SuffixJD, MS, IEng, CEnv.
Specific Establishment Authority*5 U.S.C. 7902(c)(1); EO 11612, & continued by EO 12196, & subsequent EOs through EO 13708Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 693-2233
Effective Date Of Authority*2/26/1980Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 693-1685
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*yebesi.francis@dol.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The full Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety & Health (FACOSH) generally met at least twice a year, with subcommittees and their respective workgroups meeting as needed. FACOSH was composed of sixteen members; eight representing federal agency management and eight from labor organizations representing federal workers. FACOSH members were typically Designated Agency Safety and Health Officials (DASHOs-federal agency personnel at the Assistant Secretary level or possessing a similar degree of authority over occupational safety and health (OSH)-related matters within their agencies), or labor union personnel responsible for federal agency OSH-related issues within their organizations.
How is membership balanced?*FACOSH members were drawn from Federal Government agencies and organized labor groups representing federal government employees. The Committee was composed of eight members from federal agency management, and eight members from labor organizations representing federal employees. One management member, Dr. Parham, was a political appointee and thus resigned on January 19, 2017. FACOSH was chaired by the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA). Members served staggered terms lasting up to three years. An annual, and as needed, request for member nominations was published in the Federal Register to fill these member vacancies. The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) normally appointed members from this list of nominees. However, the Secretary had the authority to appoint individuals who did not submit nominations, but possessed the appropriate qualifications to fill the vacancy. In addition, the Secretary could reappoint members to successive terms. To maintain balance and fill vacancies, OSHA employed a multi-faceted approach to inform the general public, as well as the Department’s workforce, regarding vacancies on FACOSH, and the period and requirements for submitting nominations.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The full FACOSH generally met at least twice a year, with subcommittees meeting on an as-needed basis. During meetings, FACOSH considered federal agency occupational safety and health-related issues proposed by members and OSHA. Deliberations were limited to Committee members. Subcommittee meetings provided an opportunity for FACOSH members to more fully analyze the issues identified by the full FACOSH, and develop recommendations to present to the Committee.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Not applicable. FACOSH is not being continued.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings of the full Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety & Health (FACOSH) were open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksOn September 30, 2017, FACOSH terminated when Executive Order 13708 expired.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*46Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentSince its revitalization in July 2005, the Secretary approved 46 recommendations from FACOSH. Because information prior to this date was unavailable, it was not possible to determine the exact number of recommendations made during the life of the Committee. However, tracking since the revitalization indicated that the Committee forwarded the following recommendations to the Secretary: October 2009 - 26 recommendations of the FACOSH Emerging Issues Subcommittee-H1N1; June 2011 - seven recommendations of the FACOSH Emerging Issues Subcommittee-Training [Four recommendations to the Office of Personnel Management and three recommendations to OSHA.] ; December 2011 - one of the three recommendations of the FACOSH Emerging Issues Subcommittee-Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs)/Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs) (two recommendations were not accepted and were sent back to subcommittee for revision); May 2012 - one recommendation of the FACOSH Emerging Issues Subcommittee-Training [Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA) workgroup], and two revised recommendations of the Emerging Issues Subcommittee-PELs; and September 8, 2016 - nine recommendations for improving the Field Federal Safety and Health Councils. The Secretary approved these last recommendations on December 21, 2016, thus bringing the total number of recommendations to 46.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*83.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentWhile most FACOSH recommendations that the Committee adopted from its subcommittees were fully implemented, the following explains those that were not. Two of the 2009, Pandemic-H1N1 Influenza Protection for the Federal Workforce, which required revisions to 29 CFR Part 1960, were not implemented. In addition, seven recommendations directed the Department to request changes at other agencies. While the Department made those requests, the agencies determined those changes were not necessary. Specifically, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget determined that the three FACOSH recommendations concerning OELs were not needed. In addition, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management determined that the Department's four recommendations to alter the 0018 series were not necessary.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*9.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe recommendations approved in December 2016 were not implemented.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback CommentOSHA provided feedback to federal agencies regarding these recommendations through various mechanisms, including, but not limited to the following forums. OSHA provided primary feedback to federal agencies during the Committee’s proceedings, specifically during the Committee’s deliberation over subcommittee reports and other agenda items. FACOSH reports and recommendations were available for public viewing on the FACOSH homepage. OSHA also provided feedback to federal agencies through the Federal Agency Safety and Health Roundtable initiative. Roundtable meetings, which met two to four times a year, were open to federal senior safety and health managers, medical personnel, technical experts, labor representatives, and other interested parties.Narrative Description*FACOSH was established pursuant to U.S.C. 7902(c)(1), Executive Order (E.O.) 11612, E.O. 12196, & subsequent E.O.s through E.O. 13708 to advise the Secretary of Labor on all matters relating to the occupational safety and health (OSH) of federal workers. FACOSH was comprised of sixteen members; eight representing federal agency management and eight from labor organizations representing federal workers. FACOSH supported two of the Department of Labor's strategic goals: 1) ensuring that workplaces are safe and healthful, and 2) assuring fair and high quality work-life environments by providing workers a voice in the workplace.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$8,004.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$8,004.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.05Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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SUBCOMMITTEES

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Subcommittees

 
ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-022200Emerging Issues2017
 COM-024381Recordkeeping2017
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

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Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-002725Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health2016
 COM-003791Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health2015
 COM-004757Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health2014
 COM-005690Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health2013
 COM-006973Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health2012
 COM-007793Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health2011
 COM-009249Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health2010
 COM-010012Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health2009
 COM-011012Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health2008
 COM-011965Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health2007
 COM-013020Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health2006
 COM-013773Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health2005
 COM-014780Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health2004
 COM-015750Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health2003
 COM-016708Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health2002
 COM-017662Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health2001
 COM-018642Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health2000
 COM-019409Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health1999
 COM-020782Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health1998
 COM-021485Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health1997