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Occupational Health Standards Commission members appointed

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Brian Potter of Woodland and the reappointment of David Glynn of Decatur to the Occupational Health Standards Commission.

The nine-member commission works with the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act to prevent illnesses in places of employment and protect the life and safety of employees.

"The overall health and wellbeing of our employees is vital to their quality of life and the success of Michigan businesses," Snyder said. "I'm confident Brian and David will be diligent in their efforts to help job providers maintain a safe environment for their employees."

Potter is the owner and president of Architectural Metals, Inc. He serves on the Lakewood Public Schools school board, the Union Bank Board of Directors, the Michigan Construction Career Council, and the Associate Builders and Contractors Task Force. Potter earned an associate's degree in applied technology from Lansing Community College. He will represent employers with 200 or fewer employees and replaces Gary Novak.

Glynn is the human resources manager for Special-Lite, Inc. He has worked with the company for 23 years and has held positions as the health and safety manager, emergency coordinator and purchasing agent. Glynn is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management Association and the Michigan Works! Workforce Development Board. He will represent management of principal industries in the state with 200 or fewer employees.

Appointees will serve three-year terms expiring Aug. 5, 2014, and are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.