Delta Air Lines today
announced that Jim Swartz, director - Corporate Safety has been appointed
by the United States Department of Labor to serve on the National Advisory
Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH). Swartz will advise
the secretaries of Labor and Health and Human Services on occupational
safety and health programs and policies.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to advise the government’s decision
makers on matters of occupational safety,” said Swartz. “I welcome the
opportunity to share the success Delta has had in creating, implementing
and improving programs that result in better work environments for our
Earlier this year, Delta’s TechOps division earned Star status, the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) top honor for
industry- leading safety practices, policies and training. Delta is the
only major commercial airline to qualify for and receive Star status.
Delta has earned the FAA’s Diamond award for six consecutive years, the
FAA’s most prestigious safety honor.
Swartz is currently on the Boards of Project Safe Georgia, the National
Safety Council and Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. He
is an active member and past president of the National Safety Council’s
Air Transport Section’s Executive Committee, and was awarded the National
Safety Council’s Distinguished Service to Safety Award in 1993, the
highest recognition bestowed on an individual by this group. He received
the Flight Safety Foundation’s Air BP Ramp Safety Award in 1999.
NACOSH, comprised of occupational safety professionals, was established
under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to advise the
secretaries of Labor and Health and Human Services on occupational safety
and health programs and policies. Members of the 12-person advisory
committee serve two- year terms and are chosen on the basis of their
knowledge and experience in occupational safety and health.