Dr. Wes Scott Appointed to National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health

Twelve-member committee advises secretaries of labor and health and human services

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council is proud to announce that Dr. Wes Scott, director of consulting services, has been appointed to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH). The 12-member committee advises, consults with and makes recommendations to the secretaries of labor and health and human services on matters relating to occupational safety and health.

"I am honored to serve on a committee that directly advises on policies and procedures that will save lives," said Dr. Scott. "The Council has been a leader on workplace safety for more than 100 years, and we look forward to this chance to partner with individuals and organizations that share our mission and make workplaces safer."

NACOSH members are appointed by the Secretary of Labor to represent labor, management, safety and health professionals and the public. Dr. Scott will represent safety professionals.

Dr. Scott has more than 30 years of experience in the bio-medical, engineering, environmental and occupational safety and health fields. In his role at the National Safety Council, Dr. Scott provides consultant oversight, occupational training instruction, and technical and curriculum input for the development, implementation, and modification of occupational safety and health training programs, services and systems. He also is U.S. Army veteran.

The Committee meets up to four times each year at the Department of Labor in Washington D.C. Meetings are open to the public.

About the National Safety Council

Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities. Safety+Health magazine, the Council’s flagship publication, is a leading source of occupational safety and health information.

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