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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.


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