Governor Names New Cal/OSHA Standards Board Chair

‚Äč(February 21, 2013) Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has named a chair and a new public member to the California Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board.

Labor representative David Thomas of Modesto has been appointed chair of the board, where he has served since 2010.

Thomas has been a business representative at the Northern California District Council of Laborers since 2009, a position he also held from 1994 to 2001. He has served as secretary-treasurer of the San Joaquin Building Trades Council since 2004.

Patricia Quinlan of San Francisco was named to the public member spot on the Cal/OSHA Standards Board.

Quinlan has been deputy director at the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of California, Berkeley since 2011. She is a member of the American Academy of Industrial Hygiene, American Industrial Hygiene Association, American Public Health Association and American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists.

Both positions had been vacant since the December 2012 retirement of former chair and public member John MacLeod, who had previously served eight years and retired as executive officer of the Cal/ OSHA Standards Board.