04 August 2004 22:51 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (CNI)--President George W Bush has named Labor Department safety official Gary Visscher to fill the vacant director’s seat on the US Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), the CSB said Wednesday.
The appointment of Visscher brings the CSB up to its full five-member complement for its board of directors. The seat Visscher is to fill has been vacant for about nine months.
Visscher is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety & Health at the Department of Labor.
Earlier, he served as vice president of employee relations at the American Iron & Steel Institute. His prior service includes work as a member of the Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission.
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In announcing the appointment, the CSB said in a statement that Visscher will be sworn in within weeks. His appointment must be confirmed, however, by the US Senate, which likely will occur when the new 109th Congress convenes in January next year.
Washington, DC-based CSB was chartered by Congress to investigate chemical accidents and convey lessons learned to the industry.
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