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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.

February 12, 2014

NACOSH Statement on OSHA’s New Chemical Hazard Information Tools

NACOSH commends and applauds OSHA and the OSHA staff for the development of the new chemical hazard information tools – the annotated table of chemical exposure limits and the toolkit on transitioning to safer chemicals – that are available on the agency’s website.

These new tools bring together in one place a wide range of information on chemical hazards that will be of great use to employers, workers, safety and health professionals and others in their efforts to reduce workplace chemical exposures. This information is particularly important since many exiting OSHA permissible exposure limits (PELs) are outdated and do not adequately protect workers from adverse health effects.

NACOSH encourages OSHA to disseminate these new tools as widely as possible to employers, workers, trade associations, unions, safety and health organizations and others so they may be widely utilized. The committee stands ready to assist OSHA in this effort.

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PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVES

Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH*
Chief Medical Officer
Cook County Department of Health
5344 South Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 708-836-8656
Email: lindarae.murray@gmail.com
Lida Orta-Anés, PhD
Professor
University of Puerto Rico
Medical Sciences Campus
P.O. Box 365067
San Juan, PR 00936-5067
Phone: 787-758-2525 x1437
Email: lida.orta@upr.edu
Mark Carleson
County Safety Manager
County of Orange
600 West Santa Ana Blvd.
Suite 104
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone: 714-285-5535
Email: mark.carleson@ocgov.com
Anne Foote Soiza
Assistant Director
Washington Division of Occupational
Safety and Health
P.O. Box 44600
Olympia, WA 48504-4600
Phone: 360-902-4805
Email: soiz235@lni.wa.gov

MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVES

Joseph Van Houten, Ph.D
Senior Director, Worldwide EHS
Johnson & Johnson
410 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 732-524-2548
Fax: 732-524-3296
Email: jvanhou1@its.jnj.com
James Johnson
Group Vice President, Workplace
Safety Initiatives
National Safety Council
1121 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143
Phone: 630-775-2221
Fax: 760-340-0574
Email: Jim.Johnson@nsc.org
 

HEALTH REPRESENTATIVES

Jacqueline Agnew, PhD, MPH
Professor, Johns Hopkins School of
Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Room W7503
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 410-955-4037
jagnew@jhsph.edu
William B. Bunn, III, MD, JD, MPH
Vice President, Health, Safety, Security & Productivity
Navistar Inc.
303 E. Wacker Drive
3rd Floor, Suite 360
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-836-3938
Email: william.bunn@navistar.com

LABOR REPRESENTATIVES

William Borwegen, MPH
Director, Occupational Health And Safety
Service Employees International Union
CTW,CLC
1800 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-730-7385
Email: bill.borwegen@seiu.org
Margaret Seminario, M.S.
Director, Safety and Health
AFL-CIO
815 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-637-5366
Email: pseminar@aflcio.org
 

SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES

Peter Dooley, M.S., CSP, CIH
LaborSafe
6301 N. Zeeb Road
Dexter, MI 48130
Phone: 734-320-5160
Email: peterfdooley@gmail.com
Rixio E. Medina, CSP, CPP
Process Safety Auditor
BP Safety & Operational Risk-Audit
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone: 713-876-0427
Email: rixio.medina@bp.com
 

COMMITTEE CONTACTS

Amanda Edens
Designated Federal Official
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room N3653
Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202-693-2270
Email: Edens.Mandy@dol.gov

Michelle Walker
Alternate Designated Federal Official
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room N2625
Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202-693-2235
Email: walker.michelle@dol.gov

Gretta Jameson
NACOSH contact
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room N3641
Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202-693-2176
Email: Jameson.grettah@dol.gov

Sarah J. Shortall
Committee Counsel
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room S4004
Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202-693-5445
Fax: 202-693-5466
Email: shortall.sarah@dol.gov

Captain Roger Rosa
NIOSHA Deputy Associate Director for Science
CDC/NIOSH
Office of the Director
395 E. Street SW
Washington, DC
Phone: 202-245-0655
Email: cucu8@cdc.gov

 

*Committee Chair

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