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Monday, May 20, 2013

Eight Members Appointed To OSHA's Committe on Construction Safety

The appointment of two new members and re-appointment of six current members to the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) was announced last week. They will serve two-year terms and represent the interests of the public, employers, employees and state government.

The 15-member committee meets at least twice a year. The newly appointed and re-appointed members will join seven other current members serving the remainder of their terms on the committee.Two members represent the public:
  • Jeremy Bethancourt, co-owner and program director, Arizona Construction Training Alliance, ASSE, NSC, ABA.
  • Letitia K. Davis, director, Occupational Health Surveillance Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, MA. (re-appointed)
Five members from unions represent employees:
  • Sarah M. Coyne, executive assistant director, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades/Finishing Trades Institute, Elkridge, MD. (new)
  • Roger Erickson, mobilization, optimization, stabilization and training administrator, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, AFL-CIO, Kansas City, KS. (current)
  • Walter A. Jones, occupational safety and health associate director, Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America, Washington, D.C. (current)
  • Laurie A. Shadrick, training specialist, United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Annapolis, MD. (re-appointed)
  • Erich J. (Pete) Stafford, director, safety and health, Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, Silver Spring, MD. (re-appointed)
Five members represent employers:
  • Kristi K. Barber, president, Glen C. Barber and Associates Inc., Rapid City, S.D. (current)
  • Kevin R. Cannon, safety and health services director, Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, VA. (re-appointed)
  • Thomas Marrero, national safety director, Tradesmen International, Inc., Macedonia, OH (re-appointed)
  • Donald L. Pratt, president and CEO, Construction Education & Consulting Services of Michigan, Auburn, MI. (current)
  • Jerry Rivera, national director of safety, National Electrical Contractors Association, Silver Spring, MD. (new)
Two members represent state governments:
  • Steven D. Hawkins, assistant administrator, Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Nashville, TN. (current)
  • Charles Stribling, occupational safety and health federal-state coordinator, Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Department of Workplace Standards, Frankfort, KY. (re-appointed)
One member was appointed by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
  • Matt Gillen, construction program coordinator and senior scientist, Centers for Disease Control — National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, D.C. (current)
ACCSH has advised the assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health on construction standards and policy matters for nearly 40 years.  The next meeting will be held May 23-24, 2013.

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Anonymous Munro's Safety Apparel said...

It is good to see that the members of the committee represent a range of industries and are from many different states across the US. Construction safety is a big concern, as a large percentage of workplace accidents happen among the construction community, especially those working from heights. This committee will hopefully be able to enforce uniform workplace safety standards nationwide.

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