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January 5, 2004

The Honorable John Henshaw
Assistant Secretary of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20210

RE: ASSE Support for NACOSH Nominee

Dear Assistant Secretary Henshaw:

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) would appreciate your consideration of the qualifications of Emory Knowles, CSP, CIH, as a member of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH).

As his attached resume demonstrates, Emory Knowles has committed his career to advancing occupational safety and health. He is a dedicated safety and health professional whose training and experience encompass both safety and industrial hygiene. He is employed in a safety and health leadership role for an organization whose commitment to the safety and health of its workers is unchallenged. He is a teacher serving to train the future leaders in occupational safety and health. Finally, Emory Knowles has proven himself as a leader of his profession, with service in volunteer policy development roles with the American Society of Safety Engineers and, most recently, the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

ASSE's commitment to workplace protection of people, property and the environment includes helping ensure that decisions made by federal occupational safety agencies reflect the expertise and experience readily available in the safety, health and environmental profession. Entities like NACOSH are important in helping OSHA maintain the best focus on occupational safety and health. Its members should include highly experienced safety and health professionals. In the recent past, ASSE members Margaret Carroll and Rixio Medina have both excelled in their roles on the Committee,

providing professional viewpoints and expertise necessary for NACOSH to fulfill its role. We are certain that Emory Knowles will continue in that tradition.

Thank you for your time and consideration. If ASSE may be of any further assistance or provide additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Society.


James "Skipper" Kendrick, CSP


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