AFL-CIO Building Trades director heads OSHA Construction committee

Erich Stafford has been appointed chairman of the 15-member Occupational Safety and Health Administration Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH), which advises the Secretary of Labor on construction standards and policy matters. It consists of five employer and five employee, two state government and two public representatives, plus a Secretary of Health and Human Services-designated member.

Stafford is AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department Safety & Health director and Center for Construction Research and Training executive director. The latter organization trains more than 100,000 construction workers annually and produces research reports on construction safety and health issues. Stafford succeeds long-time ACCSH member Frank Migliaccio, Jr., one of five employee representatives. Replacing him is Gerald Ryan, director of Training, Health & Safety for the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association of the United States & Canada.