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    Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health: Appointment of Members.


Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health: Appointment of Members

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice of appointment of members to the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH).

SUMMARY: The Secretary of Labor has established an advisory committee to advise the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health on issues relating to occupational safety and health programs, policies, and standards in the maritime industries in the United States. The committee will provide collective expertise not otherwise available to the Secretary to address the complex and sensitive issues involved. Committee members have been appointed from government agencies, shipbuilding, longshoring, and labor and professional associations.

ADDRESSES: Written comments in response to this notice should be sent to the following address: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, OSHA, Office of Maritime Standards, Room N-3621, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20120. Phone: (202) 219-7234; Fax: (202) 219-7477.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Liberatore, Office of Maritime Standards, OSHA, (202) 219-7234.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 26, 1998, OSHA announced its intention to renew the charter of MACOSH and request nominations of qualified persons to serve on the committee (63 FR 9861). MACOSH is intended to address the concerns of the entire maritime community, focussing on the shipyard and marine cargo handling industries.

MACOSH will assist the Secretary in complying with the President's initiative to make the U.S. shipyard industry competitive in the worldwide community, while maintaining the safety of workers. MACOSH will focus on more effective enforcement, improved training and outreach programs, and streamlined rulemaking techniques. In addition, MACOSH will address controversial issues, including those with international implications, that impact the U.S. longshoring and shipyard communities.

Committee Members

MACOSH is composed of 15 members who have been selected to represent the diverse interest of the maritime community. Section 7(b) of the OSH Act requires the following: at least one member who is designee of the Secretary of Health and Human Services; at least one member who represents a State safety and health agency; and an equal number of representatives of employees and employers. Other members include representatives from professional and other governmental organizations with specific maritime responsibilities.

The 15 members of MACOSH are as follows:

Employee Representatives

Al Cernadas, International Longshoremen'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

Employer Representatives

Katherine R. Chumley, Atlantic Marine, Inc.
John Faulk, Stevedoring Services of America
Chester Matthews, Bath Iron Works
Steve Morris, American Commercial Marine Service
Captain John McNeill, Marine Terminals Corporation

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 (NIOSH)
Peter Schmidt, Washington State DEPARTMENT OF LABOR and Industry
James Thornton, American Industrial Hygiene Association

Signed at Washington, DC this 7th day of August, 1998.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 98-21786 Filed 8-12-98; 8:45 am]