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News Release USDL: 97-252
Thursday, July 24, 1997
Contact: Frank Kane, (202) 219-8151

OSHA Announces Establishment And Members Of Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee

Members of a committee that will advise the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on action to take to protect workers against hazards of metalworking fluids were announced today by Gregory R. Watchman, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

The Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee includes representatives of labor, industry, professional organizations, academia and government agencies.

Members are:

Employee Representatives

  • David Day, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers;

  • James Frederick, United Steelworkers of America;

  • Arthur McGee, Local 599, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW);

  • Frank Mirer, United Automobile, Aerospace and

  • Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW); and

  • David Wegman, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Department of Work Environment.

Industry Representatives

  • David Burch, Precision Machined Products Association;

  • John Cox, National Tooling & Machining Association;

  • John Howell, Castrol Industrial North America, Inc.;

  • Henry Lick, Ford Motor Co.; and

  • Frank White, Organization Resources Counselors, Inc.

Federal and State Representatives

  • Henry Anderson, Wisconsin Bureau of Public Health; and

  • Dennis O'Brien, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Academic/Professional Representatives

  • Maura Sheehan (Chairperson), West Chester University, Department of Health;

  • Lee Newman, National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine; and

  • Daniel Teitelbaum, Medical Toxicology & Occupational Medicine Corporation.

Alternative Representatives

They will serve on the committee if one of the other members is unable to complete his or her term.

For Employees:

  • William Shortell, Connecticut Council on Occupational Safety and Health.

For Industry:

  • Kenneth Kushner, The Timken Co.

Metalworking fluids is one of 18 safety and health hazards selected for priority action through OSHA's priority planning process in 1995. The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health recommended that OSHA form a standards advisory committee to address health risks caused by exposure to the fluids. Earlier, the UAW had petitioned OSHA to take emergency regulatory action to protect workers from risks of occupational cancers and respiratory illnesses due to metalworking fluids exposure.

Notice of the committee membership was published in the Wednesday, July 23, 1997, Federal Register.


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