meetingOSHA’s Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) meets this afternoon in Washington, D.C. to discuss changes to the GS-0018 Safety and Occupational Health Management job series, among other items.

FACOSH advises the Secretary of Labor on all matters relating to the occupational safety and health of federal employees.

Newly appointed members who serve as representatives of management are Dr. Joe Hoagland, Tennessee Valley Authority, Dr. Gregory Parham, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Lola Ward, National Transportation Safety Board. Additionally, Irma Westmoreland, National Nurses United, has been appointed as the committee's new labor representative.

Members re-appointed for additional terms include labor representatives William Dougan, National Federation of Federal Employees and Deborah Kleinberg, Seafarers International Union/National Maritime Union. Curtis Bowling, U.S. Department of Defense, has been re-appointed as a management representative.

OSHA has also scheduled a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) from 1 - 5 p.m. EDT, June 11, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

NACOSH advises the secretaries of labor and health and human services on occupational safety and health programs and policies.

The meeting will focus on protecting temporary workers. The tentative agenda includes remarks from Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, and Dr. John Howard, director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and public comments.