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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release April 12, 1996

     President Clinton announced today the appointment of Daniel 

Guttman of the District of Columbia to be a member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. Mr. Guttman will serve as a recess appointee. He was nominated on February 6, 1996 and his nomination is pending before the Senate.

Daniel Guttman served as executive director of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments from April 1994 until the completion of the report. As executive director, he managed a staff of 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. 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. With Mr. Guttman's recess appointment, the three member Board will be brought to full strength and disputes can be adjudicated promptly.