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OSHA Trade Release
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Office of Communications
For Immediate Release
Trade News Release
Friday, October 9, 1998
Contact: Jeff Ezell (202) 219-8151
NEW NACOSH MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN NEXT PUBLIC MEETING
Five newly appointed members of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) will participate in the committee's next public meeting in Washington on November 9 and 10.
The other seven members of the committee have been reappointed. All members will serve a two-year term.
Members of the 12-person committee were selected on the basis of their knowledge and experience in occupational safety and health. The Department of Health and Human Services designated four of the members, two health representatives and two public representatives. The Department of Labor appointed the other eight members, two public representatives, two management representatives, two labor representatives and two safety representatives.
The new members are:
Dr. Daniel Hryhorczuk, director of Great Lakes Center for Occupational Safety and Health, University of Illinois at Chicago (Public Representative).
Dr. Bonnie Rogers, director of public health nursing, and associate professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina (Health Representative).
LaMont Byrd, director of safety and health, International Brotherhood of Teamsters (Health Representative).
Dennis Scullion, manager of audit, OxyChem's corporate safety department (Management Representative).
David J. Heller, executive director of management for U.S. West. (Safety Representative)
The reappointed members are:
Committee Chairwoman Dr. Kathleen Rest, assistant professor, Occupational Health Programs, University of Massachusetts Medical Center (Public Representative).
Byron K. Orton, Iowa Commissioner of Labor (Public Representative).
Dr. Henry B. Lick, corporate manager of industrial hygiene, Ford Motor Company (Management Representative).
Margaret "Peg" Seminario, director of occupational safety and health, AFL-CIO (Labor Representative).
Michael J. Wright, director of health, safety and environment, for United Steel Workers of America (Labor Representative).
Margaret Carroll, manager of safety engineering, Sandra National Labs (Safety Representative).
Nancy Lessin, senior staff for strategy and policyat Massachusetts COSH (Public Representative).
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.
The meeting will be held in Room N-5437 A-D at the Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W. On Nov. 9, it will begin at 9 a.m. and last until approximately 4:30 p.m. The meeting on the second day will run from 1 p.m. to approximately 4 p.m.
Items for discussion will include: current activities; international harmonization issues; the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA); the training of CSHOs in the evaluation of safety and health programs; the 11(c) task force, which deals with "whistleblower" protection; literature review of incentive programs; a new member introduction with a review of committee goals, operation, and reports from workgroups.
Written data, views or comments for consideration by the committee may be submitted, preferably with 20 copies, to Joanne Goodell, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); Room N-3641, 200 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C., 20210; or phone 202-219-8021 ext. 107. Any submissions received prior to the meeting will be provided to the members of the committee and included in the meeting's record.
Due to the need to cover a wide variety of subjects, there is usually insufficient time on the agenda for the public to address the committee orally. However, any such request will be considered by the chair. Any person making such a request should state the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the person would appear and a brief outline of the presentation's content.
Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact Theresa Berry at 202-219-8615 ext. 106, at least one week prior to the meeting.
An official record of the meeting will be available for public inspection in the OSHA Technical Data Center (TDC) located in Room N-2625 of the Department of Labor building. The phone number is 202-219-7500.
Notice of the NACOSH was published in the Federal Register on Oct. 9, 1998.
Information on this news release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: 202-219-8151.
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