Chao Welcomes 5 New NACOSH Members to 2-Year Terms

U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao yesterday 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," Chao said. Members of the advisory committee are chosen on the basis of their knowledge and experience in occupational safety and health, and the committee is administered by 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, Va., Fire Department
and
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
and
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
and
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.

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