U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao has announced a new lineup for the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH).

The committee, established under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 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.

To ensure continuity in the committee, members are appointed on a rotational basis with some serving for one-year terms and others for two-year terms.

The newly appointed members are:

Management Representative: Susan Eckerly, Vice President, Federal Public Policy, National Federation of Independent Businesses; two-year term.

Public Representative: Peter DeLuca, Administrator, Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services; two-year term.

Labor Representatives: Richard Duffy, Assistant to the President, International Association of Firefighters; two-year term.

Donald Carson, Center Director, Hazmat Program, International Union of Operating Engineers; two-year term.

Safety Representative: James Stanley, Vice President, Safety and Health, AK Steel; two-year term.

The reappointed members are:

Management Representative: Judith Freyman, JD, Director, Western Occupational Safety & Health Operations, Organization Resources Counselors; one-year term.

Public Representative: Ron Hayes, Families in Grief Hold Together, (F.I.G.H.T.); one-year term.

Safety Representative: Rixio Medina, CSP, Manager Corporate Health, Safety, and Security, CITGO Petroleum Corporation; one-year term.

Four new members designated by the Secretary of Health and Human Services and appointed by the Secretary of Labor are:

Public Representatives: Letitia Davis, Sc.D, Director of Occupational Surveillance Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health; one-year term.

Vickie Wells, MPH, CIS Director, Occupational Safety & Health, San Francisco Department of Health; two-year term.

Health Representatives: James Blessman, MD, MDH, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University; one-year term.

Julia Faucett, RN, Professor of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco; two-year term.