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June 23, 2005
Contact: Frank Meilinger
Phone: (202) 693-1999

Labor Department Announces New Members of OSHA Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON - The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) will hold an open meeting on July 14, 2005, in Washington, D.C. The meeting notice appeared in today's Federal Register.

NACOSH advises the secretaries of labor and health and human services on occupational safety and health programs. Members of the 12-person advisory committee are chosen on the basis of their knowledge and experience in occupational safety and health.

The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. in Room N4437 (B-D) of the Department of Labor Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., 20210.

Agenda items include updates on activities of both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), as well as follow-up reports on the NACOSH workgroups. Presentations will also be made on the National Occupational Research Agenda, enforcement update, alliances and partnerships, and a standards update.

The U.S. Department of Labor also announced the appointment of two new members and the re-appointment of five members to NACOSH. The newly appointed members are:

Management Representative:
Joseph L. Holtshouser, CIH, CSP, Holtshouser Consulting

Labor Representative:
Kevin M. Sommers, Fraternal Order of Police Grand Lodge

The re-appointed members are:

Labor Representative:
Donald Carson, Center Director, Hazmat Program, International Union of Operating Engineers

Public Representatives
Peter DeLuca, JD, Administrator, Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division
Vickie Wells, MS, Director, Occupational Safety & Health, San Francisco Department of Public Health

Health Representative
Julia Faucett, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, Professor & Chair, Department of Community Health Systems, School of Nursing
University of California.

Safety Representative
James Stanley, President, F.D.R. Safety

Written data, views or comments for consideration by the committee may be submitted, preferably with 20 copies, to Wilfred Epps (phone: 202-693-1857; fax: 202-693-1641; e-mail at OSHA, Room N3641, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., 20210.; or check the NACOSH information pages located at

Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend the meeting and who require special accommodations should contact Veneta Chatmon (phone: 202-693-1912; fax: 202-693-1634) one week before the meeting.

Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit

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