NACOSH Public Meeting Scheduled for July 14

The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) will hold an open meeting on July 14 in Washington.

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, 20210.

Agenda items include updates on activities of both OSHA and NIOSH, as well as follow-up reports on the NACOSH workgroups. Presentations also will 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:

  • Joseph L. Holtshouser, CIH, CSP, Holtshouser Consulting management representative
  • Kevin M. Sommers, Fraternal Order of Police Grand Lodge labor representative

The re-appointed members are:

  • Donald Carson, center director, hazmat program, International Union of Operating Engineers labor representative
  • Peter DeLuca, JD, administrator, Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division public representative
  • Vickie Wells, MS, director, Occupational Safety & Health, San Francisco Department of Public Health public representative
  • Julia Faucett, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, professor and chair, Department of Community Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of California health representative
  • James Stanley, president, F.D.R. Safety safety representative

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 [email protected]) at OSHA, Room N3641, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, 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.

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