News Release USDL: 97-252
Thursday, July 24, 1997
Contact: Frank Kane, (202) 219-8151
OSHA Announces Establishment And Members Of Metalworking
Fluids Standards Advisory Committee
Members of a committee that will advise the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on action to take to
protect workers against hazards of metalworking fluids were
announced today by Gregory R. Watchman, Acting Assistant
Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
The Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee
includes representatives of labor, industry, professional
organizations, academia and government agencies.
David Day, International Association of Machinists
and Aerospace Workers;
James Frederick, United Steelworkers of America;
Arthur McGee, Local 599, United Automobile,
Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
Frank Mirer, United Automobile, Aerospace and
Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW);
David Wegman, University of Massachusetts, Lowell,
Department of Work Environment.
David Burch, Precision Machined Products
John Cox, National Tooling & Machining
John Howell, Castrol Industrial North America,
Henry Lick, Ford Motor Co.; and
Frank White, Organization Resources Counselors,
Federal and State Representatives
Henry Anderson, Wisconsin Bureau of Public Health;
Dennis O'Brien, National Institute for Occupational
Safety and Health.
Maura Sheehan (Chairperson), West Chester
University, Department of Health;
Lee Newman, National Jewish Center for Immunology
and Respiratory Medicine; and
Daniel Teitelbaum, Medical Toxicology &
Occupational Medicine Corporation.
They will serve on the committee if one of the other members
is unable to complete his or her term.
Metalworking fluids is one of 18 safety and health hazards
selected for priority action through OSHA's priority planning
process in 1995. The National Advisory Committee on Occupational
Safety and Health recommended that OSHA form a standards advisory
committee to address health risks caused by exposure to the
fluids. Earlier, the UAW had petitioned OSHA to take emergency
regulatory action to protect workers from risks of occupational
cancers and respiratory illnesses due to metalworking fluids
Notice of the committee membership was published in the
Wednesday, July 23, 1997, Federal Register.