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News Release USDL 98-213
Friday, May 15, 1998
Contact: Jeff Ezell or Michael Fluharty (202) 219-8151
OSHA ACCEPTING NACOSH NOMINATIONS
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Charles N. Jeffress announced today that nominations are being accepted until June 5, 1998 for membership on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH).
Nominations will be considered for eight vacancies: two public representatives; two management representatives; two labor representatives and two safety representatives. Four additional members will be recommended by Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna E. Shalala, including two occupational health representatives and two public representatives.
"I look forward to actively using the committee members to discover fresh approaches to protecting the health of America's workers," said Jeffress. "Their wealth of experience will be a valuable resource in helping OSHA accomplish its critical mission."
Established under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, NACOSH advises the secretaries of labor and health and human services on matters relating to the administration of the act. Members of the 12-person advisory committee are chosen on the basis of their knowledge and experience in occupational safety and health.
Six members will have one-year terms and the remaining six will hold the position for two years. Any person or organization may nominate one or more qualified individuals. Each nomination should specify the category the candidate would represent and include a resume.
Nominations may be submitted to Frank Frodyma, Acting Director of Policy, OSHA, Room N-3641, US Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210.
Notice of the request for nominations appeared in the April 23,1998, Federal Register. All meetings of the full committee are open to the public. They are announced in the Federal Register.
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