Gov. Whitmer Makes Appointments to Boards and Commissions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

May 13, 2019  

   

Gov. Whitmer Makes Appointments to Boards and Commissions

 

LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced the following appointments to the Board of Health and Safety Compliance and Appeals and the Residential Builders’ and Maintenance and Alteration Contractors’ Board: 

 

Board of Health and Safety Compliance and Appeals 

John Rupp, Jr., of West Bloomfield, is a senior safety consultant and principal of TCT Safety, Inc., and an OSHA authorized trainer for general industry and construction industry. Mr. Rupp is appointed to succeed David Zurvalec whose term expired March 18, 2019, to represent the general public for a term expiring March 18, 2023. Mr. Rupp has also been designated to serve as Chairperson for a term expiring March 18, 2023. 

The Board of Health and Safety Compliance and Appeals reviews all contested Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) cases involving safety and health citations, orders, and appeals. The Board may order testimony at hearings, compel witnesses or require depositions, and further promulgates rules of procedure for hearings, maintaining consistency with any federal occupation safety or health standard. 

This appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. 

Residential Builders' and Maintenance and Alteration Contractors' Board 

Herman B. Harris, of Ann Arbor, is the president and owner of Harris Homes Carpentry, Inc. and the president and labor relations director of the Michigan Carpentry Contractors Association. Mr. Harris is appointed to succeed Greg Powell whose term expired March 31, 2019, to represent licensed residential builders for a term expiring March 31, 2023.  

Bradley S. Laackman, of Grand Rapids, is the president and chief executive officer for Honor Construction, Inc. and a community trustee for the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Laackman is reappointed to represent the general public for a term expiring March 31, 2023. 

The Residential Builders’ and Maintenance and Alteration Contractors’ Board was created to license and regulate persons engaged in the construction of a residential structure or combination residential and commercial structure, or persons who undertake the repair, alteration, addition, subtraction or improvement of a residential structure or combination residential and commercial structure for compensation other than wages for personal labor. 

These appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.  

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