NSCs McMillan to Retire

On Jan. 15, National Safety Council (NSC) President and CEO Alan McMillan announced he will retire effective Feb. 15, 2008, after providing more than 15 years of service to the council.

“Every day I am humbled by the commitment of Council staff, our board leadership, and the volunteer spirit of the more than 50,000 companies, unions and government agencies that make up our membership,” McMillan said. “I leave knowing America is safer than ever before because of their efforts.”

McMillan’s career includes more than 42 years in government and private sector safety and health, including service with OSHA, MSHA and the Employment Standards Administration (ESA).

At OSHA, McMillan served as deputy assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, where he was responsible for day-to-day OSHA operations. As acting assistant secretary for MSHA, McMillan was responsible for the safety and health of America’s miners.

McMillan also is a former deputy director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Environmental, Safety, Health and Quality programs.

NSC Board Chairman Joseph Ucciferro thanked McMillan for his service to NSC and his commitment to safety “on behalf of the millions of people whose lives the
Council touches every day.” Ucciferro, who is president and CEO of commercial and public sector businesses at Day & Zimmermann, praised McMillan for his leadership, foresight and long list of accomplishments.

In the upcoming weeks, Ucciferro will lead NSC efforts to develop an interim leadership plan and to launch a national search for a new chief executive.

“Alan has cultivated an exceptional leadership team during his tenure,” Ucciferro said. “I am confident that the Council’s efforts in safety training, public education and advocacy will continue and thrive.”

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