WASHINGTON — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting nominations from individuals interested in serving as members of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH). OSHA is seeking to fill five positions that will become vacant on Jan. 1, 2014.

FACOSH advises the secretary of labor on matters relating to federal employees’ occupational safety and health. This includes providing advice on how to reduce the number of injuries and illnesses in the federal workforce, and how to encourage each federal executive branch department and agency to establish and maintain effective occupational safety and health programs.

Nominations will be accepted for two federal agency management representatives and three labor organization representatives. Members will serve terms not to exceed three years. Nominations may be submitted electronically at www.regulations.gov. Submissions may also be sent by mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for details. Nominations must be submitted by Nov. 5.

Under Section 19 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and Executive Order 12196, the head of each agency is responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for all federal employees by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance.

For more information, visit www.osha.gov.