OSHRC Gains a Third Member

Cynthia L. Attwood is only the fourth woman to be appointed to the agency.

Cynthia L. Attwood was sworn in last week as a commissioner of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission by Chairman Thomasina V. Rogers. Attwood was nominated by President Obama on Nov. 10, 2009, and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on Feb. 11, 2010. She fills the seat previously held by former Commissioner W. Scott Railton. She is the fourth woman to be named as a member in the agency’s 38-year history.

Attwood joined current Chairman Rogers and Commissioner Horace A. “Topper” Thompson III on the panel. In a statement, Rogers said, "President Obama, in nominating Ms. Attwood, and the Senate, in confirming her, pay high tribute to the many men and women who have dedicated their professional lives to public service. Her record speaks volumes about excellence in government and working towards real solutions to societal problems. Ms. Attwood comes to the Review Commission as a seasoned attorney and a superb manager who will be an excellent partner, along with Commissioner Thompson, in reaching our strategic goals concerning case resolutions and leadership in the occupational safety arena."

Prior to joining OSHRC, Attwood served in several capacities at the Department of Labor. She served for three years as administrative appeals judge on DOL's Administrative Review Board, where she decided appellate cases brought under labor laws and regulations. For more than a decade she was associate solicitor for Occupational Safety and Health and associate solicitor for Mine Safety and Health.

Upon being sworn in as commissioner, Attwood said she is pleased to be returning to the field of occupational safety and health. She received her J.D. from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor's degree from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • The Top 5 Safety and Technology Trends to Watch

    Get the latest on trends you can expect to hear more about in 2019, including continued growth of mobile safety applications, wearable technology, and smart PPE; autonomous vehicles; pending OSHA recordkeeping rulemaking; and increased adoption of international safety standard, ISO 45001.

  • Analyze Incident Data

    Collect relevant incident data, analyze trends, and generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 logs, through IndustrySafe’s extensive incident reporting and investigation module.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common training questions.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - January 2019

    January / February 2019

    Featuring:

    • PREVENTING ERRORS
      Production vs. Safety 
    • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH
      Meeting the Requirements for Emergency Equipment
    • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY
      The State of Contractor Safety
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      The Three Keys to Effective Chemical Management
    View This Issue