Thursday, August 13, 1998
Contact: Jeff Ezell (202) 219-8151
OSHA APPOINTS 15 MACOSH MEMBERS
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today
announced the reappointment of all members to the 15-person
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and
The commitee advises OSHA on issues and concerns involving the
maritime industry, focusing specifically on shipyard and marine
cargo-handling areas. Committee members represent diverse maritime
interests, including government, shipbuilding, longshoring, labor and
"The committee, with its vast amount of expertise, will be a valuable
resource in helping the agency address the often complicated and
sensitive issues surrounding maritime industries," said OSHA
Administrator Charles N. Jeffress.
Focusing on more effective enforcement strategies, improving
training and outreach programs, and streamlining rulemaking
techniques, MACOSH will help make the U.S. shipyard industry
competitive globally, while ensuring the safety of its workers.
Al Cernadas, International Longshoreman's Association
Michael Flynn, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Douglas Getchell, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 12
William "Chico" McGill, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 733
Robert M. Scott, Shipwrights, Local 1184
Katherine R. Chumley, Atlantic Marine, Inc.
John Faulk, Stevedoring Services of America
Chester Matthews, Bath Iron Works
Steve Morris, American Commercial Marine Service
Capt. John McNeill, Marine Terminals Corp.
Government, Public and Professional Organizations:
Iona Evans, U.S. Department of Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command
Lt. Julie Gahn, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Operating and Environmental Standards
Laurence Reed, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Peter Schmidt, Washington State Department of Labor and Industry
James Thornton, American Industrial Hygiene Association
Notice of these appointments was posted in the Federal Register on Aug. 13, 1998.