THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ANDREA KIDD TAYLOR AS A MEMBER OF THE CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD
The President today announced his intent to nominate Andrea Kidd Taylor to serve as a Member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.
Ms. Andrea Kidd Taylor, of Detroit, Michigan, has been an Occupational Health Policy Consultant/Industrial Hygienist for the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) since 1989. From 1984 to 1987, Ms. Taylor was an Industrial Hygienist with the Maryland Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. In 1986, Ms. Taylor was an Industrial Hygienist for the Worker's Institute for Safety and Health and a Patient Telephone Interviewer at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital Preventive Cardiology Division, Department of Internal Medicine. In 1985, Ms. Taylor was a contract Industrial Hygienist for Carnow, Conibear & Associates. From 1982 to 1984, Ms. Taylor was a Coordinator/Industrial Hygienist at the Workplace Safety and Health Program at Coppin State College in Baltimore, Maryland. From 1995 to 1997, Ms. Taylor served as a Member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses. Ms. Taylor is a Member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and a Member of the American Public Health Association. She is also an Advisory Board Member for both The Public Health Trust and The Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.
Ms. Taylor received a B.S. from Howard University, a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and a Doctor of Public Health from The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.
The purpose of the Board is to investigate chemical accidents and report the facts, conditions, 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.