THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DANIEL GUTTMAN TO THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY
AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION
President Clinton announced today his intent to nominate Daniel Guttman to be a member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
Daniel Guttman, of the District of Columbia, served as executive director of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments from April 1994 to October 1995. As executive director, he managed a staff of over 50, including doctors, historians, scientists and lawyers. The Committee conducted 31 days of public hearings, interviewed dozens of researchers, officials, and citizens, and retrieved and analyzed hundreds of thousands of Cold War documents from Federal and non-Federal archives. The Committee presented its final report to the President in October 1995. Previously, he served as a partner with Spiegel & McDiarmid law firm and as special counsel to Senator David Pryor in oversight of Federal use of private contractors. Additionally, he worked as a researcher for CBS News and the Center for Study of Responsive Law. Mr. Guttman co-authored The Shadow Government and has published articles in The New Republic, The Washington Monthly and The Harvard Journal on Legislation, among others. He received his B.A. from the University of Rochester and his J.D. from Yale Law School.
The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission works to ensure the timely and fair resolution of cases involving the alleged exposure of American workers to unsafe or unhealthy working conditions. The Commission is an independent, quasi-judicial agency established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. It is charged with ruling on cases forwarded by the Department of Labor when disagreements arise over the results of safety and health inspections performed by the Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.