New OSHA Chair of Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

Words: Dan KamysNew OSHA Chair of Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) appointed Erich J. (Pete) Stafford as the new chair of the agency’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). Stafford, who is a current member of the committee, replaces Frank L. Migliaccio Jr. as committee chair.

Stafford has nearly 30 years of experience in occupational safety and health in the construction industry. He presently serves as safety and health director for the AFL-CIO’s Building and Construction Trades Department, which services 13 national and international construction unions representing more than 2 million workers. Stafford also serves as executive director of the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), where he directs a research and training organization that trains more than 100,000 construction workers annually and produces research reports on construction safety and health issues.

Gerald Ryan will fill Migliaccio’s vacant seat as one of the committee’s five employee representatives. Ryan is director of training, health and safety for the Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association of the United States & Canada (OPCMIA).

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