News Release USDL: 95-348
Wednesday, September 6, 1995
Contact: Susan Hall Fleming, (202) 219-8151
OSHA Names New NACOSH Members, Sets Sept. 21-22 Meeting
Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich has reappointed three
members and named two new members to serve 2-year terms on the
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
(NACOSH). The group will meet Thursday and Friday, Sept. 21-22
in Washington, D.C.
Reappointed members include James A. Merchant, M.D.,
University of Iowa, health representative; Henry B. Lick, Ford
Motor Company, management representative; and Michael J. Wright,
United Steelworkers of America, labor representative. Serving
initial 2-year terms are Kenneth J. Zeller, commissioner of the
Indiana Department of Labor, public representative; and Kennith
D. Brock, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, safety
representative. A third new member will be named soon to serve
as a public representative.
The meeting, which is open to the public, will run from
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on
Sept. 22 in seminar room 6 of room C5320 of the Frances Perkins
Building at 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. NACOSH
will receive updates on OSHA and the National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) activities.
The committee will review current legislation under
consideration by Congress and will study the agency's review of
its hazard communication standard, development of a proposed
safety and health program standard and OSHA's data initiatives.
NIOSH representatives will discuss their agency's process for
setting a national research agenda and its respirator standard.
There will also be brief organizational meetings of two work
groups focusing on hazard communication and safety and health
Written data, views or comments may be submitted, preferably
with 20 copies, to Joanne Goodell, Directorate of Policy, Room N-3641,
200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. Submissions
received prior to the meeting will be provided to committee
members and included in the meeting records. An official record of the
meeting will be available for public inspection at OSHA's Technical Data
Center, Room N-2625, (202) 219-7500.
Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation should notify
Joanne Goodell before the meeting. The request should state the
amount of time desired and a brief outline of the presentation
content. Persons who request the opportunity to address the
committee may be allowed to speak, as time permits, at the
discretion of the committee chair.
Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting
and who require special accommodations should contact Tom Hall,
OSHA Division of Consumer Affairs, at the above address (Room N-3647)
or telephone (202) 219-8615 no later than Sept. 18.
NACOSH members who are serving in the second year of their
2-year terms include: Ellen Schall, New York University, and Ruy
N. Delgado Zayas, University of Puerto Rico, public
representatives; Frederick M. Toca, Hoechst Celanese Corporation,
management representative; Margaret M. Seminario, AFL-CIO, labor
representative; Frederic D. Rine, Options & Choices, safety
representative; and Andrea K. Taylor, UAW, health representative.
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. Members of the 12-person advisory committee are chosen
on the basis of their knowledge and experience in occupational
safety and health.
Notice of the advisory committee meeting is scheduled to
appear in the Sept. 1, 1995 Federal Register.