OSHA convened a meeting in October of the Federal Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
(FACOSH). The agenda included a discussion on revitalization of field safety and health councils, updates from FACOSH subcommittees, and the Secretary of Labor's report to the President on Federal Department and Agency Occupational Safety and Health Activity.
FACOSH also approved the report, Recommendations for Consideration by the Secretary of Labor on Uniform Safety and Health Training Guidelines for the Federal Government, which contains recommendations for improving the consistency of occupational safety and health training requirements at all staff levels of the federal government.
FACOSH advises the Secretary of Labor on all matters relating to the occupational safety and health of federal employees. 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.