PASS VP Appointed to Federal Safety Council

PASS is pleased to announce that Region III Vice President Ray Baggett has been selected to serve on the reestablished Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH). The council advises the Secretary of Labor on all matters relating to the occupational safety and health of federal employees. FACOSH was disbanded in 2018 but in September 2021, President Biden issued an executive order reinstating FACOSH as well as other advisory committees.

“Congratulations to Brother Ray on this impressive appointment,” said National President Dave Spero. “This is an incredible opportunity for the voice of PASS to be at the forefront of workplace safety. Ray’s extensive history with occupational safety and health will no doubt be essential to the work done by this council. He is a strong advocate for PASS and all federal workers.”

Baggett’s knowledge and experience regarding workplace safety issues is far reaching. Among his credentials and accomplishments, he holds a certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and is a member of the AFL-CIO Safety and Health Committee, the American Society of Safety Professionals, and the National Fire Protection Association. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering technology and a Master of Science in occupational safety and health.

“I am honored to be selected to serve on the council and will do so with a focus on systemic improvements aimed at increasing employee voice and agency accountability regarding unsafe or unhealthful working conditions,” said Baggett. “Workplace safety has always been a priority of mine and I look forward to sharing my thoughts and perspective on a federal level.”

In the appointment letter to Baggett, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh stated, “Your participation on FACOSH will be valuable in helping DOL improve workplace safety and health for federal workers.” PASS is confident that Baggett’s contributions will help maintain and improve workplace safety throughout federal agencies.

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