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Field Federal Safety & Health Councils. (Insert FFSHC Name) (Insert Name & Title of Presenter) (Insert Date of Presentation). Authority and Guidance. Field Federal Safety and Health Councils (FFSHCs) authorized by: Section 7902, Title 5, United States Code

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field federal safety health councils

Field Federal Safety & Health Councils

(Insert FFSHC Name)

(Insert Name & Title of Presenter)

(Insert Date of Presentation)

authority and guidance
Authority and Guidance
  • Field Federal Safety and Health Councils (FFSHCs) authorized by:
    • Section 7902, Title 5, United States Code
    • Section 19, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
    • Executive Order 12196
  • Policy and procedures regarding the operation and administration of the FFSHCs provided by:
    • 29 CFR Part 1960, Subpart K
    • FFSHC Operations Manual

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milestones
Milestones
  • 1937 – Federal Interdepartmental Safety Council (FISC) organized, by request of President Roosevelt
    • Six cabinet officers and chaired by the Secretary of Labor
  • 1950 – Executive Order 10194 replaced the FISC with Federal Safety Councils
    • Expanded participation to include local field activity level
  • 1980 – 29 CFR Part 1960 published
    • Subpart K authorizes Secretary to sponsor and provide guidance to existing FFSHCs and establish new ones
  • 2007 – FFSHC Operations Manual published

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purpose
Purpose

FFSHCs are Federal inter-agency groups chartered by the Secretary of Labor to promote the advancement of occupational safety and health throughout the Federal government.

FFSHCs provide support to Federal agencies by:

  • Conducting training
  • Serving as a clearinghouse
  • Offering technical advice
  • Sharing best practices
  • Establishing cooperative relationships

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active ffshcs by region
Active FFSHCs by Region

Forty-five (45) Active FFSHCs

(As of January 2008)

Region X

(1)

Region I

(2)

Region VIII

(2)

Region VII

(5)

Region V

(6)

Region II

(5)

Region IX

(3)

Region III

(6)

Region IV

(13)

Region VI

(2)

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membership
Membership
  • FFSHC membership comprised of Federal agency occupational safety and health personnel
  • Members officially designated by Federal agency activity heads
    • Equal number of management and non-management from each member agency
    • Agency participation is voluntary
    • Non-federal associate membership
  • ONLY designated federal agency members can:
    • Vote
    • Serve as Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary or

Chairperson of a committee

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how dol osha interacts with the ffshcs
How DOL/OSHA Interacts with the FFSHCs

Secretary of Labor – Charters FFSHCs

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health – Promotes agency participation in FFSHC activities

OSHA Regional Administrators (RAs) – Monitor, advise, and recommend approval or disapproval on issues concerning FFSHCs

OSHA Federal Agency Program Officers (FAPO) - Liaison between OSHA field staff and Federal agencies.

  • Provide leadership in organizing new FFSHCs
  • Assist FFSHCs with operations and activities including meetings, membership, and training

OSHA - Office of Federal Agency Programs (OFAP) – Develops policy concerning FFSHC activities and provides overall direction and guidance for their operation

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chartering a ffshc
Chartering a FFSHC
  • Local Federal agency safety and health personnel determine interest in organizing an FFSHC
  • Proposed FFSHC holds initial meeting
  • Proposed FFSHC develops Articles of Organization
  • Regional office reviews Articles and submits request to be chartered to OSHA National Office
  • OSHA - OFAP reviews Articles for compliance with 29 CFR Part 1960 & FFSHC Manual
  • If compliance requirements met, OFAP produces a charter and forwards Articles and charter to the Secretary of Labor for approval

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ffshc annual report
FFSHC Annual Report
  • All FFSHCs required to submit an Annual Report
    • Annual Report Guidelines issued from the OSHA National Office
    • Based on previous calendar year activities
    • Due March 15th of each year
  • Annual Reports include information on:
    • Meetings, training, and other occupational safety & health related events
    • Membership and agency participation
    • Special FFSHC initiatives
    • Goals and objectives for the reported calendar year and upcoming year
  • Annual Reports used to:
    • Generate reports and briefings on the status of the FFSHCs nation-wide
    • Determine OSHA National Office Recognition Awards based on performance

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awards
Awards
  • Annual National Office Recognition Awards
    • Based on FFSHC size category
      • Category I: Federal employee population of > 24,000
      • Category II: Federal employee population of 12,000 to 24,000
      • Category III: Federal employee population of < 12,000
    • Three (3) award levels
      • Superior Performance
      • Meritorious Achievement
      • Notable Recognition
    • Up to nine (9) awards given
  • Regional Awards

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additional information
Additional Information
  • (Insert Council Name) FFSHC
    • Chair Name:
    • Chair Phone:
    • Chair Email:
  • (Insert OSHA Regional FAPO Name)
    • FAPO Phone:
    • FAPO Email:
  • OSHA Office of Federal Agency Programs website:
    • www.osha.gov/dep/fap/index.html

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