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DOL announces members of OSHA construction advisory committee

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Washington — The Department of Labor has announced the new roster of members for its Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health.

The 15-member committee advises DOL and OSHA on upcoming standards affecting the construction industry and “the administration of safety and health provisions” in the Construction Safety Act of 1969. Members are appointed by the labor secretary; serve staggered two-year terms; and represent the interests of the public, employers, employees, and state and federal government.

According to a DOL press release, the committee members are:

Employee representatives:

  • Cheryl M. Ambrose, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada
  • Christina Trahan Cain, North America’s Building Trades Unions
  • Wayne J. Creasap II, International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers
  • Ryan Papariello, Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America
  • David Wysocki, International Masonry Training and Education Foundation

Employer representatives:

  • Kevin Cannon, Associated General Contractors of America
  • Julie Carter, Roy Anderson Corp.
  • Fravel E. Combs, M.A. Mortenson Co.
  • Greg Sizemore, Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Wesley L. Wheeler, National Electrical Contractors Association

Public representatives:

  • Christopher Fought, Merck
  • Ronald Sokol, Safety Council of Texas City

State government representatives:

  • Christopher Scott Mabry, North Carolina Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Division
  • Charles Stribling, Kentucky Labor Cabinet Department of Workplace Standards

The Department of Health and Human Services appointed one federal government representative to the committee, NIOSH’s G. Scott Earnest. Cain will serve as the committee chair, according to the release.

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