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U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Office of Communications
Washington, D.C.
For Immediate Release

News Release
Friday, May 15, 1998
Contact: Jeff Ezell or Michael Fluharty (202) 219-8151


Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Charles N. Jeffress appointed 10 new members and reappointed five others to serve on the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH).

"The new council members will be called upon for greater contributions than in the past, as more emphasis is being placed on federal occupational safety and health programs," said Jeffress, chairman of the committee. "They will play a very important role in accomplishing the council's objectives."

The council, composed of eight union officials representing federal employees and eight management representatives from various federal agencies, is responsible for:

  • Encouraging the establishment and maintenance of effective safety initiatives in every federal agency and department.

  • Helping develop new policies in the federal sector.

  • Advising Secretary of Labor Alexis M. Herman on all issues regarding occupational safety and health in the federal government.

Members were selected for their knowledge of occupational safety and health issues pertaining to federal workers and their respective organizations. The term for this appointment is three years. One position on the council remains unfilled. The newly appointed members are:

Eight Management Representatives
Larry Andersen, Manager, safety and workplace assistance, U.S. Postal Service
Mari R. Barr, deputy assistant secretary for human resources, Department of the Interior
Eugene A. Brickhouse, assistant secretary for human resources and administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Stephen R. Colgate, assistant attorney general for administration, Department of Justice
Sherri Wasserman Goodman, deputy under secretary of defense for the environment, Department of Defense
Robert A. Peck, commissioner of the public building service, General Services Administration (GSA)
Alvin M. Pasachowitz, acting chief information officer, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Reba Pittman-Evans, acting assistant secretary for administration, Department of Agriculture

Eight Union Representatives
William Burrus, executive vice president, American Postal Workers' Union, AFL-CIO
Herbert A. Doyle Jr., assistant to the president for compensation, National Association of Letter Carriers, AFL-CIO
Bobby L. Harnage Sr., national president, American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO
John F. Leyden, executive director, Public Employee Department, AFL-CIO
Albert Schmidt, president, National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE)
James E. Price Jr., coordinator of collective bargaining, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO
Robert M. Tobias, national president, National Treasury Employees Union
Vacant, Department of Occupational Safety and Health, AFL-CIO

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