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ASTM Committee presents Award of Merit to Thomas J. Slavin.

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September 28, 2011 - Thomas J. Slavin, global safety and health director at Navistar Inc., has received Award of Merit from Committee E34 on Occupational Health and Safety. A member of ASTM since 1979, Slavin was cited for his exceptional leadership and technical contributions to development of occupational health and safety standards. Slavin began his career as an industrial hygienist at Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. and served as coordinator of industrial hygiene at MVMA before joining Navistar in 1979.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM International Occupational Health and Safety Committee Presents Award of Merit to Thomas J. Slavin

Press release date: September 20, 2011

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., - Thomas J. Slavin, global safety and health director at Navistar Inc. in Chicago, Ill., has received the Award of Merit from ASTM International Committee E34 on Occupational Health and Safety. The Award of Merit, which includes the accompanying title of fellow, is ASTM's highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to standards activities. Committee E34 cited Slavin, a member of ASTM International since 1979, for his exceptional leadership and technical contributions to the development of occupational health and safety standards. Slavin is first vice chairman of Committee E34, chairman of Subcommittee E34.20 on Foundry Safety and Health and vice chairman of Subcommittee E34.50 on Occupational Safety and Health Performance Improvement. The committee honored him with an Award of Appreciation in 2009. He also works on Committees D22 on Air Quality, F13 on Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear and F23 on Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment. Slavin began his career as an industrial hygienist at Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. after earning a bachelor's degree in zoology from the University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill., in 1969. He then served as coordinator of industrial hygiene at the Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association before joining Navistar (formerly International Harvester) as an industrial hygienist in 1979, the same year he received a master's degree in occupational and environmental health from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. He became manager of industrial hygiene in 1982, manager of safety and health in 1984, and assumed his current role in 2008. Outside ASTM International, Slavin is a member of the American Chemical Society, American Foundry Society, American Industrial Hygiene Association, American Society of Safety Engineers, the Institute for Safety and Health Management and SAE International. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions. View this release on the ASTM Web site at www.astmnewsroom.org. ASTM PR Contact: Erin K. Brennan, Phone: 610-832-9602; ebrennan@astm.org

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