Advisory committees

NACOSH to meet next month; Perez appoints new members


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Washington – The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health is scheduled to receive updates from both OSHA and NIOSH at its next meeting, set for Dec. 10 in Washington.

Topics on the agenda include Ebola-related activities, preventing illnesses through chemical management and protecting temporary workers. OSHA administrator David Michaels and NIOSH Director John Howard are expected to make remarks at the meeting.

Requests to speak at the public meeting are due Dec. 2.

In related news, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez on Nov. 13 appointed four new NACOSH members to three-year terms:

  • Dr. Lisa Brousseau from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health (representing the public)
  • LaMont Byrd from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (representing labor)
  • Rick Ingram from BP (representing management)
  • Jessica Martinez from the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (representing safety professionals)

Perez also reappointed four NACOSH members to serve two-year terms.

NACOSH comprises 12 members who advise the secretaries of labor and health and human services on regulatory, research, and compliance assistance matters related to workplace safety.