WASHINGTON, D. C. – The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) celebrates the reappointment of Kathleen “Kathi” Dobson, safety director for Alberici Constructors and chair of the TAUC Environmental Health and Safety Committee, as occupational safety representative on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH).
Dobson has been in the construction industry for over 20 years and has always specialized in keeping workers safe across the United States and North America. “As an advocate for safe work in the construction industry, it’s an honor to be reappointed as a safety representative to NACOSH,” said Dobson who will be serving a two-year term in the committee. “The committee’s diverse makeup of industries and organizations, and their focus on work that affects all Americans is a way for me, and the industry I represent, to share common practices to develop new processes.”
Established in 1970 under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, “NACOSH is comprised of 12 members: four public representatives, two management representatives, two labor representatives, two occupational health professionals and two occupational safety professionals,” according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The committee’s mission is to advise the secretaries of Labor and Health and Human Services on different health and safety issues and policies.
Dobson’s term in NACOSH officially began on January 16 of the current year. “I have been privileged to work with individuals representing government agencies, higher education, unions, organizations representing manufacturing, waste & recycling, warehouse workers and more to make the nation a safer place to work,” explains the safety director.
At TAUC we wish to congratulate Kathi on her appointment, and we invite everyone interested to listen in on the NACOSH meetings that are open to the public. According to OSHA, the meetings are announced in the Federal Register.