THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ISADORE ROSENTHAL AS A MEMBER OF THE CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD
The President today announced his intent to nominate Isadore Rosenthal to serve as a Member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.
Dr. Isadore Rosenthal, of Levittown, Pennsylvania, has been a Senior Fellow at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania since 1990. From 1953 to his retirement in 1990, Dr. Rosenthal served in a number of research, development, new business ventures and corporate staff positions at Rohm and Haas Company. From 1977 to 1990, Dr. Rosenthal served as Corporate Director of Safety, Health, Environmental Affairs and Product Integrity. From 1968 to 1976, Dr. Rosenthal served as Research Director and Technical and Development manager of the Fibers Division. From 1963 to 1969 he served as the Technical Manger, Fibers Research in the Research Division. Dr. Rosenthal is a member of the Board of the University of Pennsylvania's Environmental Research Institute and teaches a course on ?The Environment and the Firm' in the Wharton MBA program. Dr. Rosenthal is also currently a member of the Philadelphia Solid Waste Advisory Committee, the OSHA Reform Committee of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the Philadelphia Emergency Response Committee, the Technical Advisory Committee of the Environment Management Division of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of California Presidents Council on Environment, Safety & Health Panel, and the Environmental Protection Agency's Accident Prevention Subcommittee of the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee.
Dr. Rosenthal received his B.A. degree from New York University, M.S. from Purdue and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in physical chemistry.
The purpose of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board is to investigate chemical accidents and report the facts, conditions, and circumstances and the cause or probable cause of any accidental release resulting in a fatality, serious injury or substantial property damages. The Board shall make these reports to the public, Congress and the appropriate Federal agencies. The Board shall also work to reduce the consequences of chemical incidents and their occurrence through improved chemical processes, productions, handling and storage.