News Release USDL 98-213
Friday, May 15, 1998
Contact: Jeff Ezell or Michael Fluharty (202) 219-8151
OSHA ACCEPTING NACOSH NOMINATIONS
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational
Safety and Health Charles N. Jeffress announced
today that nominations are being accepted until
June 5, 1998 for membership on the National
Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety
and Health (NACOSH).
Nominations will be considered for eight
vacancies: two public representatives; two
management representatives; two labor
representatives and two safety representatives.
Four additional members will be recommended by
Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna E.
Shalala, including two occupational health
representatives and two public representatives.
"I look forward to actively using the committee
members to discover fresh approaches to protecting
the health of America's workers," said Jeffress.
"Their wealth of experience will be a valuable
resource in helping OSHA accomplish its critical
Established under the Occupational Safety and
Health Act of 1970, NACOSH advises the secretaries
of labor and health and human services on matters
relating to the administration of the act.
Members of the 12-person advisory committee
are chosen on the basis of their knowledge
and experience in occupational safety and health.
Six members will have one-year terms and the
remaining six will hold the position for two
years. Any person or organization may nominate
one or more qualified individuals. Each nomination
should specify the category the candidate would
represent and include a resume.
Nominations may be submitted to Frank Frodyma,
Acting Director of Policy, OSHA, Room N-3641,
US Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave.,
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210.
Notice of the request for nominations appeared
in the April 23,1998, Federal Register. All
meetings of the full committee are open to the
public. They are announced in the Federal Register.