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Melius James M.

E-mail: melius@nysliuna.org

Dr. Jim Melius currently serves as the Administrator of the New York Laborers' Health and Safety Trust Fund and Director of Research for the Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America. Both funds are affiliated with the Laborers International Union of North America and focus on construction safety and health issues for the union. He also serves on the Medical Advisory Board for the International Association of Fire Fighters and the Teamsters Union and is on the Board of Audubon New York and the New York League of Conservation Voters. He chairs the Steering Committee for the Medical Monitoring Program for World Trade Center responders and on the Presidential Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health. Jim is a physician Board Certified in Occupational Medicine and received a Dr. PH in Epidemiology from the University of Illinois School of Public Health. Prior to starting work for the Laborers' Union in 1995, he worked for many years at the New York State Department of Health and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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