Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers

California: Michael Wilson, Ph.D., Joins Cal/OSHA

Oakland, California – Michael Wilson, Ph.D., MPH, has joined the Division of Occupational Safety and Health Research and Standards Unit as a senior industrial hygienist. Wilson previously was chief scientist at the Department of Industrial Relations, where he helped draft and negotiate the groundbreaking revisions to Cal/OSHA’s process safety management regulation for oil refineries. At Research and Standards, Wilson will be working on the pandemic response, firefighter PPE standards, and process safety management. Prior to his hiring at Cal/OSHA, Wilson was director for occupational and environmental health at BlueGreen Alliance, and former director of UC-Berkeley’s Labor Occupational Health Program. He also is a former fireman, emergency technician and paramedic. Source: Cal-OSHA Reporter


Amy Harper of NSC Reappointed to NACOSH

Itasca, Illinois – Amy Harper, senior director of workplace training and consulting services at the National Safety Council, has been reappointed to serve on OSHA’s National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. Harper was first appointed to NACOSH in September 2019. Her term expired in July. The 12-member committee advises, consults with and makes recommendations to the secretaries of labor and health and human services on matters relating to workplace safety and health. All members are appointed by the labor secretary to represent labor, management, safety and health professionals, and the public.
Source: Safety + Health


Amber Shultz Named Kansas Secretary of Labor

Topeka, Kansas – Governor Laura Kelly recently announced the Kansas Department of Labor will welcome a new Secretary of Labor, Amber Shultz. According to the announcement, Shultz has 25 years of experience in technology and innovation and most recently worked as general manager of municipal services & operations for the city of Lawrence. Source: WIBW (Topeka)


Cynthia L. Attwood Chairs Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

Washington, D.C. – Cynthia L. Attwood was sworn in as Chair of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission on January 20, 2021. Ms. Atwood served as Acting Chairman and then Chairman from April 2015 until January 2017. Ms. Atwood was first appointed to the Review Commission in 2010 by President Barack Obama, who reappointed her in 2013. In 2020, Ms. Attwood was reappointed to a third term. Prior to joining the Review Commission, she served in several capacities at the U.S. Department of Labor spending over a decade in the Senior Executive Service as Associate Solicitor for Occupational Safety and Health Administration and as Associate Solicitor for Mine Safety and Health. In addition, for three years she served as Administrative Appeals Judge on the Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board. In her early career, Ms. Atwood served in the Civil Rights Division of the U. S. Department of Justice where she litigated before the Supreme Court of the United States and the United States Court of Appeals. Source: Mary L. Bradley, Of Counsel, Jackson Lewis P.C./National Law Review/AllGov