The Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust has named Randall Krocka as its new administrator.
The change was effective Oct. 14, 2013.
Krocka, a sheet metal worker for 34 years, moved to Washington, D.C., from Wisconsin to accept the position. He has worked on numerous safety councils with Sheet Metal Workers union Local 18 and was financial secretary/treasurer and business representative for the last decade.
Krocka said one of his goals is to ensure workers know there are still plenty of on-the-job hazards today.
“It’s all about occupational health,” he said. “As people haven’t been as exposed to asbestos and those things, there are other things coming down the pike that are health hazards. A lot of times we get busy, eat junk food and sit around, and we don’t take care of our bodies. I’d like to help members live healthier lives.”