From the Department of Labor:
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor invites interested parties to attend a discussion on leading indicators for occupational safety and health programs. The meeting will be held on November 7, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
A key component of a safety and health program is to monitor performance and progress using leading indicators that track how well various aspects of the program are performing. The November discussion will focus on the use of leading indicators, how they are chosen, what they track, whether they are effective, if there is commonality across an industry, and any challenges encountered using such indicators.
Those interested in participating in the meeting or attending as an observer must register at Leading Indicators Meeting Registration by October 30, 2019. The meeting will not include formal presentations, but instead will be conducted as a group discussion. Written comments can be submitted to the docket, OSHA-2019-0005, through February 7, 2020.
WHAT: Public Stakeholder Meeting on Leading Indicators for Safety and Health Programs
WHEN: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT.
WHERE: U.S. Department of Labor Frances Perkins Building, Room N-4437 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20210
NCC Member William Walkowiak Appointed to NACOSH
Oct 06, 2019
Congratulations William Walkowiak, CSP!
William Walkowiak, CSP, was appointed to serve a 2-year term as a management representative on the 12 member Committee. He is a professional member of the National Capital Chapter and a member of the Construction, Military and Public Sector practice specialties. Walkowiak is director of occupational safety policy and programs at the office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Air Force for Environment, Safety and Infrastructure.
NACOSH was established under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to advise the secretaries of labor and health and human services on occupational safety and health programs and policies. Members of the 12-person advisory committee are chosen on the basis of their knowledge and experience in occupational safety and health.
The 12-member NACOSH has two members representing management, two members representing labor, two members representing the occupational health professions, two members representing the occupational safety professions and four members representing the public. Two of the health representatives and two of the public members are designated by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, although actual appointment of these members, as well as all other members, is by the Secretary of Labor. The members serve two-year terms.
Read the full press release here: https://ncc.assp.org/encounters-news/ncc-member-william-walkowiak-appointed-to-nacosh/
NCC Member Scott Ketcham Named OSHA Director of Construction Directorate
Oct 06, 2019
Congratulations National Capital Chapter Member Scott Ketcham!
From the Department of Labor Press Release:
“The U.S. Department of Labor has selected Scott Ketcham as the new director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Directorate of Construction (DOC) in Washington, D.C. Ketcham had served as deputy director of DOC since February 2017.
Prior to coming to OSHA’s national office, Ketcham worked for 19 years as an OSHA acting deputy regional administrator, area director, assistant area director, and compliance officer and manager in offices in the Seattle, Dallas and Philadelphia regions. Before joining OSHA, he spent five years as a staff industrial hygienist with the U.S. Army Medical Activity at Bassett Army Hospital on Ft. Wainwright, Alaska. He retired from the U.S. Army after 24 years of active and reserve service …
‘Scott Ketcham is a dedicated public servant,” said Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health. “He has demonstrated strong leadership throughout his OSHA career, and I am confident he will continue to achieve the mission of assuring safe and healthful working conditions for construction workers in his new position.”’
Read the Full DOL Press Release: https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/trade/09162019
Read the Full ASSP Press Release: https://www.assp.org/society-update-news/2019/10/01/assp-member-scott-ketcham-named-director-of-osha’s-construction-directorate