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Press Release

For Immediate Release (13-3)

Contact: Melik Ahmir-Abdul

August 7, 2013


Cynthia Attwood Sworn In as Commissioner of the Occupational Safety and Health
Review Commission

Cynthia Attwood was sworn in yesterday for a second term expiring April 27, 2019, as Commissioner at the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. After being nominated by President Obama in March of this year, Ms. Attwood was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 1, 2013.

Prior to joining the Review Commission in February of 2010, Ms. Attwood served in several capacities at the U.S. Department of Labor. She served for three years as Administrative Appeals Judge on the Department of Labor's Administrative Review Board, where she decided appellate cases brought under multiple labor laws and regulations. For over a decade she served in the Senior Executive Service as the Associate Solicitor for Occupational Safety and Health and as the Associate Solicitor for Mine Safety and Health.

Ms. Attwood spent the early years of her legal career as an appellate attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She was awarded the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive for outstanding service in the Senior Executive Service in 1992.

Upon her being sworn in as Commissioner, Ms. Attwood stated that she is honored to be re-appointed by the President and looks forward to many more years at the Commission.

Attwood received her J.D. from the University of Minnesota and her B.A. from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

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