The President today announced that he will nominate Eula Bingham to be Assistant Secretary of Labor (Occupational Safety and Health). Ms. Bingham is an associate professor and associate director of the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine.
She was born on July 9, 1929, in Covington, Ky. She received a B.S. degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1951, and an M.S. in 1952 and a Ph.D. in 1958 from the University of Cincinnati.
Between 1951 and 1961 she was an analytical chemist with a Cincinnati chemical firm and also worked as a research associate and assistant.
Ms. Bingham has been at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine since 1961, as an .assistant professor until 1970, and an associate professor since then. Courses she has taught include physiology for engineers, functional histology and histological technology, and biological effects of air pollutants and chemical carcinogenesis.
She served on the National Academy of Sciences' ad hoc Lead in Paint Commission in 1974-75; as Chairman of the Labor Department's Standards Advisory Commission on Coke Oven Emissions in 1974-75; and on the Labor Department's Standards Advisory Commission on Carcinogens in 1973.
From 1972 to 1976, she served on the Study Section for Safety and Occupational Health of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. She was a consultant to the Panel on Vapor Phase Organic Air Pollutants from 1972 to 1975.
Ms. Bingham has served on the Food and Drug Advisory Commission of the Food and Drug Administration and on the Environmental Health Advisory Commission, Science Advisory Board of the Environmental Protection Agency since 1976. She served on the National Air Quality Criteria Advisory Commission in 1975-76.
Ms. Bingham resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.