MI Gov Announces Recent Appointments

                               

Lansing, MI (CompNewsNetwork) - Governor Jennifer M. Granholm announced the following recent appointments:

 

Construction Safety Standards Commission
 
Jack P. O'Donnell of Taylor, president and business agent with Ironworkers Local 25, is appointed to represent individuals actively engaged in construction operations on the employee level for a term expiring March 18, 2013.  He succeeds Patrick "Shorty" Gleason whose term has expired.
 
Valerie J. Bradley of Flushing, vice president of administration and safety director for Dee Cramer, Inc., is reappointed to represent individuals actively engaged in construction operations on the management level for a term expiring March 18, 2013.
 
Don R. Hiltunen of Hancock, retired real estate broker, is reappointed to represent the general public for a term expiring March 18, 2013.
 
The Construction Safety Standards Commission provides rules and establishes safety standards for construction operations to protect the life and safety of construction workers in Michigan. 
 
These appointments are subject to Article V, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963.  They stand confirmed unless disapproved by the Senate within 60 days.
 
General Industry Safety Standards Commission
 
Dwayne F. Betcher of Allegan, library assistant for Herrick District Library, is reappointed to represent public employees of this state for a term expiring March 26, 2013.
 
Regina L. Meo of Lake Orion, attorney in private practice, is reappointed to represent the general public for a term expiring March 26, 2013.
 
Thomas J. Pytlik of Bay City, safety manager for Kelly Services, is reappointed to represent the management of principle industries in this state for a term expiring March 26, 2013.
 
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 reappointments are subject to Article V, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963.  They stand confirmed unless disapproved by the Senate within 60 days.
 
Self-Insurers Security Fund, Second Injury Fund, Silicosis, Dust Disease, and Logging Industry Compensation Fund Board of Trustees
 
Richard F. Zapala of Haslett, assistant general counsel for Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, is reappointed to represent the insurance industry for a term expiring April 30, 2014.
 
The Self-Insurers Security Fund, Second Injury Fund, Silicosis, Dust Disease, and Logging Industry Compensation Fund Board of Trustees oversees the Funds Administration, which is funded by insurers who write workers' compensation policies in the state of Michigan and employers who self-insure their workers' compensation liability.  The board's assessments cover all benefits paid by the Funds Administration and all administrative and litigation costs.  Each of the three funds makes a separate assessment.  The Second Injury Fund and Silicosis, Dust Disease and Logging Industry Compensation Fund assessments are paid by insurance companies and self-insured employers.  The Self-Insurers' Security Fund assessments are made against only private self-insured employers.
 
This reappointment is subject to Section 6 of Article V of the Michigan Constitution of 1963.  It stands confirmed unless disapproved by the Michigan Senate within 60 days. 

 

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