U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao announced in early January the appointment of seven members to the 15-person Advisory Committee on Construction Safety
U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao announced in early January the appointment of seven members to the 15-person Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). We are fortunate to have some of the brightest construction industry professionals to assist us in our mission of improving the working conditions of employees in the construction industry, she said.
ACCSH was originally established under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act to advise the Secretary of Labor on policy matters and the formulation of construction standards and regulations. The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health also consults with ACCSH when OSHA recommends standards for construction activities. Members of the advisory committee are selected based on their occupational safety and health knowledge, experience and affiliation with the construction industry.
To ensure continuity, each ACCSH member, with some exceptions, serves a two-year term. Generally, the committee meets two-to-four times per year. The newly appointed members (by area) are: Representatives of Employer Interests-Thomas Shanahan, assistant executive director, National Association of Roofing Contractors, and Daniel D. Zarletti, vice president/chief risk officer, Kenny Construction Co.; and, Representative of the Public, Elizabeth Arioto, Elizabeth Arioto Safety and Health Consulting Services.
Reappointed members (by area) are: Representatives of Employee Interests-Thomas Kavicky, safety director/assistant to the president, Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters, and Frank Migliaccio, Jr., executive director of safety and health, International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers; Representatives of State Safety and Health Agencies-Kevin Beauregard, assistant deputy commissioner, assistant director, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, North Carolina Department of Labor, and, Steven Hawkins, assistant administrator, Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Continuing members (by area) are: Representatives of Employer Interests, Daniel Murphy, vice president of construction services, Zurich North America, Linwood Smith, vice president of risk management and safety, T.A. Loving Co., and Michael Thibodeaux, consultant, National Association of Home Builders; Representatives of Employee Interests, Dale David Haggerty, director, National Construction Agreements, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, and Robert Krul, director of safety and health, United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers, and, Emmett Russell, director, Department of Safety and Health, International Union of Operating Engineers; Representative of the Public-Thomas Broderick, executive director, Construction Safety Council and Chicagoland Construction Safety Council; and, Designee of the Secretary of Health and Human Services-Matt Gillen, NIOSH senior scientist and construction program coordinator.