WMU News

Engler reappoints Strazdas to state commission

May 28, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Michigan Gov. John Engler has reappointed Peter Strazdas, director of maintenance services at Western Michigan University, to the state's Construction Safety Standards Commission.

Strazdas was originally appointed to the commission in 1994, with reappointments in 1996 and 1999. He has served as the group's chairperson for the past four years.

The Construction Safety Standards Commission creates the safety rules that govern Michigan's 200,000 construction workers. Under the federal Occupation Safety and Health Act, the commission's rulings have the power of law. Membership on the commission, which meets monthly, is equally divided between representatives from management and labor.

Currently a member of the Portage City Council, Strazdas is past president of the Greater Kalamazoo Builders Association and former chairman of the Portage Planning Commission.

Media contact: Jessica English, 269 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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