THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GARY L. VISSCHER AS A MEMBER OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION
The President today announced his intent to nominate Gary L. Visscher as a member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
Mr. Gary L. Visscher, of Silver Spring, Maryland has been a professional staff member for the House Committee on Education and the Workforce since 1989, and currently serves as Workplace Policy Counsel. He is the principal Republican committee staff member on occupational safety and health issues. From 1985 to 1989, he was Legislative Director to Congressman Paul Henry (R-MI). From 1983 to 1985, Mr. Visscher worked as a legislative assistant to Mr. Henry when he was a State Senator. He was an associate with the Detroit firm of Nederlander, Dodge and McCauley, P.C from 1981 to 1982, and served as a law clerk to Chief U.S. Federal District Judge Feikens for the Eastern District of Michigan from 1979 to 1980.
Mr. Visscher received a B.A. degree from Calvin College, and a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School.
The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) is an independent quasi-judicial agency established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The Commission is charged with ruling on cases forwarded to it by the Department of Labor when disagreements arise over the results of safety inspections performed by the Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.