Governor Granholm Makes Appointments to General Industry Safety Standards Commission

Contact: Heidi Watson 517-335-6397

December 29, 2005

LANSING – Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced the following appointments and reappointment to the General Industry Safety Standards Commission:

Dennis M. Emery of Metamora, safety coordinator and director for Pioneer Cabinetry, Inc.  Mr. Emery is appointed to represent the management of principal industries of this state with 200 or fewer employees for a term expiring March 26, 2008.  He succeeds Timothy J. Khoury whose term has expired. 

Jeffrey Radjewski of Chesterfield, business and finance manager of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 58.  Mr. Radjewski is appointed to represent labor for a term expiring March 26, 2008.  He succeeds John Pettinga whose term has expired. 

Thomas J. Pytlik of Bay City, environmental health and safety delivery specialist for The Dow Chemical Company.  Mr. Pytlik is reappointed to represent the management of principal industries of this state for a term expiring March 26, 2008.

The General Industry Safety Standards Commission is responsible for promulgating standards in accordance with the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act to prevent accidents in places of employment and to protect the lives and safety of employees.

These appointments are subject to Article V, Section 6 of the Michigan State Constitution of 1963.  They stand confirmed unless disapproved by the Senate within 60 days.