Navigation Links
U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao announces new membership of OSHA advisory committee
Date:11/25/2008

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao today announced the appointment of five members to the 12-person National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH). The committee, established under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, advises the Secretaries of labor and health and human services on occupational safety and health programs.

"We appreciate the advisory committee members' willingness to contribute their time and expertise as they assist the department in improving the safety and health of America's workers," said Secretary Chao.

Members of the advisory committee are chosen on the basis of their knowledge and experience in occupational safety and health. The committee is administered by the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

"OSHA relies on this committee to provide a real-world perspective to our work," said Thomas M. Stohler, acting assistant secretary of labor for OSHA. "Secretary Chao and Secretary Leavitt are especially grateful that we will be able to call upon the diverse perspectives and deep knowledge of these experts in administering our nation's workplace safety and health laws."

To ensure continuity in the committee, members serve for two-year terms.

The newly appointed members are:

Public Representatives

Denise Pouget, assistant fire-EMS chief, Alexandria, Virginia, Fire Department

Roy Buchan, professor emeritus, Colorado State University, Occupational Health Section (one of two members designated by the secretary of health and human services and appointed by the secretary of labor)

Health Representative

Timothy J. Key, owner, Key Occupational Health Solutions (one of two members designated by the secretary of health and human services and appointed by the secretary of labor)

The reappointed members are:

Safety Representative

Emory Knowles III, manager, Industrial Hygiene and Safety, Northrop Grumman

Management Representative

Jim Swartz, director, corporate safety and compliance, Delta Airlines

Continuing members are:

Public Representatives

Douglas Kalinowski, director, Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Vickie Wells, director, Occupational Safety and Health, San Francisco Department of Public Health

Safety Representative

Karl A. Jacobson, senior vice president, Loss Prevention, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group

Health Representative

Susan Randolph, clinical instructor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Labor Representatives

Barbara McCabe, program manager, International Union of Operating Engineers

Kevin M. Sommers, Warren Michigan Police Department, Fraternal Order of Police, Grand Lodge

Management Representative

Jennifer Marie Bailey, safety manager, American Cast Iron Pipe Co.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to promote the safety and health of America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

U.S. Department of Labor releases are accessible on the Internet at www.dol.gov. The information in this news release will be made available in alternate format (large print, Braille, audio tape or disc) from the COAST office upon request. Please specify which news release when placing your request at 202-693-7828 or TTY 202-693-7755. The Labor Department is committed to providing America's employers and employees with easy access to understandable information on how to comply with its laws and regulations. For more information, please visit www.dol.gov/compliance.


'/>"/>
SOURCE U.S. Department of Labor
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Nuvo Research subsidiary signs collaboration agreement with Fortune Global 500 company
2. Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Responds to FDA Warning Letter
3. Institute on Aging Collaborates With New Program San Francisco Village
4. LABS Inc. Adds Dr. Carol Pancoska as Laboratory Director
5. Aquarobics May Help Ease Labor
6. Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Update on FDA Warning Letter
7. UC San Diego announces collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development
8. Carma Laboratories Launches New Carmex(R) Web Site; Unveils Top 10 Reasons for a Virtual Visit
9. Introducing The Hot Tooth Keyboard, the Cleanable, Hygienic, Wireless Keyboard for Dental Practitioners and Laboratories
10. Community, Labor Organizations Rally for Buffalo EMTs, Paramedics
11. Burroughs Wellcome Fund award creates new Ph.D. path linking laboratory and population sciences
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) ... a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed ... and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out many ... event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting kids ... of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about having ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, is ... a new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program broadcasted ... each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the sciatic ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of a missionary ... Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of published author, ... ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which she has ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance ... management, will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th ... and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)... Md. , Sept. 22, 2017  As the ... Republican Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and ... Information notes that the medical device industry is in ... medical device tax, the 2.3% excise tax on medical ... But they also want covered patients, increased visits and ...
(Date:9/19/2017)...   ZirMed Inc ., a recognized leader in cloud-based ... has been ranked #1 by its users for the seventh ... User Survey. ZirMed was recognized as the top-ranked end-to-end revenue ... centers over 200 beds and holds one of the longest ... history. ...
(Date:9/13/2017)... ATLANTA , Sept. 13, 2017   OrthoAtlanta ... to the Atlanta Football Host Committee (AFHC) for the 2018 ... Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in ... part of the AFHC "I,m In" campaign, participating in many ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: