Three ASSP members have been appointed to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH). Leanne Cobb, CHMM, Kathleen Dobson, CSP, CHST, CIT, SMS, STSC, and Amy K. Harper, Ph.D., CSP, SMS, have been appointed to the 12-member committee, which advises, consults with, and makes recommendations to the secretaries of labor and health and human services on OSH programs and policies.
Cobb has been appointed as a public representative on NACOSH. She is an industrial hygienist and senior loss control specialist at the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners in the risk management department. Cobb is a professional member of our Gold Coast Chapter.
Dobson has been appointed as a safety representative on NACOSH. She works as a safety director at Alberici Constructors Inc. Dobson serves as a member of ASSP’s Standards Development Committee. She is a member of our St. Louis and Greater Detroit chapters; the Society’s Construction, Ergonomics, and Oil, Gas, Mining and Mineral Resources practice specialties; and ASSP’s Women in Safety Excellence Common Interest Group.
Harper has been reappointed to the committee as a management representative. She has worked in the OSH profession for more than 20 years as a strategist, consultant and trainer. She is senior director of workplace training and consulting services at the National Safety Council. Harper is a professional member of our Puget Sound Chapter as well as a member of the Society’s Women in Safety Excellence Common Interest Group.
“I am honored to continue serving on a committee that directs the national dialogue on worker safety and health,” says Harper. “The increased spotlight on workplace safety in recent months makes this appointment an even greater opportunity to make a difference.”