Trade News Release
Monday, July 3, 2000
Contact: Jennifer Gauck
PHONE: (202) 693-1999
OSHA ANNOUNCES JULY MACOSH MEETING
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is holding a two-day public meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) from July 19-20 in Kings Point, NY. The meeting is the first scheduled since OSHA re-chartered MACOSH on March 10, 2000.
The committee advises OSHA on issues related to maritime industry, such as shipbuilding, shipbreaking, ship repair, and longshoring. The 15 members of the committee, who are being appointed to two-year terms on MACOSH, represent employer, employee and government interests in maritime safety.
Employer representatives include John McNeill, National Maritime Safety Association; Charles Thompson, American Association of Port Authorities; James Thornton, American Shipbuilding Association; Steve Morris, Shipbuilders Council of America; Iona Evans, U. S. Navy; and Teresa Preston, Alabama Shipyard.
Employee representatives include Albert Cernadas, International Longshore Association; Jeff Vigna, International Longshore Workers Union; Chico McGill, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Mike Flynn, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers; Robert Scott, United Brotherhood of Carpenters; and Edwin Lant, Federal Employees Metal Trades Council.
Government representatives are Laurence Reed, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Peter Schmidt, Washington State Department of Labor and Industry; and Lt. Emile Benard, U. S. Coast Guard.
The July 2000 meeting will address MACOSH's goals and objectives for the next two years and include discussions of partnership and training initiatives, vertical tandem container lifting, the Maritime ergonomics program, and MACOSH workgroup reports.
Written data, views, or comments for committee consideration may be submitted to Chap Pierce, U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., 20210. Phone: (202) 693-2255; Fax: (202) 693-1663. Those submissions received by July 5 will be provided to the members of the committee prior to the meeting. Anyone who wishes to make an oral presentation to the committee on any agenda item should notify OSHA at the above address by July 5 or as soon as possible before the meeting. The request should state the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the person will appear, and a brief outline of the content of the presentation.
The committee will meet at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 300 Steamboat Road, Kings Point, NY, 11024. Phone: (516) 773-5000.
Notice of this meeting appeared in the Federal Register July 3, 2000.
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