News Release USDL: 96-265
Thursday, July 5, 1996
Contact: Frank Kane (202) 219-8151
Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich has reappointed
three members and named two new members of the
National Advisory Committee for Occupational
Safety and Health (NACOSH). He also has added
one year to the terms of six members.
Serving initial two-year terms will be Rebecca F.
Moreland, president, Chesapeake Occupational Health
Services, Inc., management representative; and
Margaret Mock Carroll, manager of safety engineering
for Sandia National Laboratories, safety
Reappointed members are Nancy Lessin, senior staff
for policy, Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational
Safety and Health, public representative, for a
one-year term; and Peg Seminario, director of
occupational safety and health for the AFL-CIO, labor
representative, and Andrea K. Taylor, occupational
health consultant, United Auto Workers, health
representative, both for two-year terms.
Members whose terms will be extended for an
additional year are Kenneth J. Zeller, commissioner,
Indiana Department of Labor, public representative;
Kathleen M. Rest, chair, occupational health program,
University of Massachusetts Medical Center, public
representative; Dr. Henry B. Lick, manager of
industrial hygiene for Ford Motor Co., management
representative; Michael J. Wright, director of
health, safety and the environment for the United
Steelworkers, labor representative; Kenneth D.
Brock, senior vice president and general manager,
Liberty Mutual Insurance, safety representative,
and James A. Merchant, professor of preventive
and internal medicine, University of Iowa, health
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety
and Health Joseph A. Dear said that extending the
terms of some members will avoid the staggering of
terms, which creates an unnecessary disruption of
NACOSH was established by the Occupational Safety
and Health Act of 1970 to advise the secretaries
of labor and health and human services on occupational
safety and health programs and policies.
Federal regulation requires that two members of
NACOSH represent management, two members represent
labor, two members represent the occupational health
professions, two members represent occupational
safety professions, and four members represent the public.
The two health representatives and two of the public
representatives are nominees of the Secretary of Health
and Human Services, although the actual appointment is
by the Secretary of Labor. HHS Secretary Donna E.
Shalala is expected to nominate another public