National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety & Health

NACOSH was established under 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.

The 12-member NACOSH has two members representing management, two members representing labor, two members representing the occupational health professions, two members representing the occupational safety professions and four members representing the public. Two of the health representatives and two of the public members are designated by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, although actual appointment of these members, as well as all other members, is by the Secretary of Labor. The members serve two-year terms.

Charter

  • Read the Advisory Committee Charter signed on October 3, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVES

Mark A. Friend, CSP
Professor & Interim Dean
School of Graduate Studies
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
600 S. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: 386-226-7747
Email: mark.friend@erau.edu
Term Expires: 07/31/2020

Cynthia Lewis, MSPH, CSP, ASP
Director, Gulf Coast Safety Institute
College of the Mainland
3206 Granite Gate Lane
Dickinson, TX 77539
Phone: 713-397-2030
Email: busytxgal@gmail.com
Term Expires: 07/31/2021

Andrew D. Perkins, CIH, CSP
Senior Industrial Hygienist
Alabama Power Company
4309 Palisades Road
Irondale, AL 35210
Phone: 270-556-5325
Email: ADP@AndrewDPerkins.com
Term Expires: 07/31/2020

Anne F. Soiza*
Assistant Director
Washington Division of Occupational Safety and Health
P.O. Box 44600
Olympia, WA 48504-4600
Phone: 360-791-0660
Email: anne.soiza@lni.wa.gov
Term Expires: 07/31/2021

MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVES

Amy K. Harper
Deputy Director
National Safety Council
21785 SE 3rd Place
Sammamish, WA 98074
Phone: 630-254-3798
Email: amy.harper@nsc.org
Term Expires: 07/31/2020

William Walkowiak, CSP
Director, Occupational Safety Policy and Programs
Office of the Deputy Assistant of the Air Force
7417 B Street
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
Phone: 703-693-7706
Email: William.walkowiak.civ@mail.mil
Term Expires: 07/31/2021

 

HEALTH REPRESENTATIVES

Patricia Bertsche, PhD
Occupational Health & Wellness Consultant
PKB Consulting LLC
430 4th Street, Unit #204
Annapolis, MD 21403
Phone: 847-482-0542
Email: pkbertsche@icloud.com
Term Expires: 07/31/2021

Dr. John D. Lambeth, CIH, CSP
Manager, Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Safety Environmental Safety Division
University of Georgia
521 Chesterfield Road
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: 919-218-8286
Email: frodob1@mindspring.com
Term Expires: 07/31/2020

 

LABOR REPRESENTATIVES

Robyn Robbins
Director, Occupational Safety and Health Office
United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union
1775 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-466-1505
Email: rrobbins@ufcw.org
Term Expires: 07/31/2020

Steven G. Sallman
Safety and Health Specialist
Safety & Environment Department
United Steelworkers (USW)
60 Boulevard of the Allies - Room 902
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-562-2590
Email: ssallman@usw.org
Term Expires: 07/31/2021

 

SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES

Michael Belcher, CSP
SafetyPro
359 Kennesaw Avenue NW
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 404-731-3920
Email: mbelcher@safetypro.com
Term Expires: 07/31/2021

Kelli R. Smith
Occupational Health Director
Cummins, Inc.
11515 S. 25th W.
Columbus, IN 47201
Phone: 812-341-9406
Email: kelli.r.smith@cummins.com
Term Expires: 07/31/2020

 

COMMITTEE CONTACTS

Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210

Amanda Edens
Designated Federal Official
Room N3653
Phone:  202-693-2270 
Email:  edens.mandy@dol.gov

Carla Marcellus
NACOSH Contact
Room N3653
Phone:  202-693-1865
Email:  marcellus.carla@dol.gov

Jennifer Levin
Committee Counsel
Room S4004
Phone:  202-693-5445
Fax: 202-693-5468
Email: levin.jennifer@dol.gov

Michelle Walker
Alternate Designated Federal Official
Room N3508 
Phone:  202-693-2235
Email:  walker.michelle@dol.gov

Department of Health and Human Services

John Piacentino, MD, MPH
NIOSH Associate Director for Science
CDC/NIOSH
Office of the Director
395 E St SW, Suite 9200
Washington, DC  20201
Phone:  202-245-0634 
Email:  Gjt4@cdc.gov

     

*Committee Chair