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    Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
[Federal Register: December 18, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 244)][Notices]               [Page 77074-77075]
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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health 

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

ACTION: MACOSH membership, notice of.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C., App. 2), and after 
consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of 
Labor announced on September 22, 2008, her intention to re-charter the 
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) 
as being in the public interest (73 FR 54624). She signed the MACOSH 
charter on September 23, 2008, which, pursuant to FACA, will expire 
after two years on September 23, 2010. On November 12, 2008, the 
Secretary of Labor selected and approved 15 members to serve on the 
Committee. The Committee is diverse and balanced, both in terms of 
segments of the maritime industry represented (e.g., shipyard, 
longshoring and marine terminal, and fishing industries), and in the 
views or interests represented by the members. MACOSH will contribute 
to OSHA's performance of the duties imposed by the Occupational Safety 
and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information about MACOSH, 
contact: Joseph V. Daddura, Director, Office of Maritime, OSHA, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, 
DC 20210; phone: (202) 693-2086; Fax: (202) 693-1663.


I. Background

    The maritime industry has historically experienced a high incidence 
of work-related fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. OSHA has targeted 
this industry for special attention due to that experience. This 
targeting has included development of guidance or outreach materials 
specific to the industry, rulemaking to update requirements, and other 
activities. MACOSH will advise OSHA on matters relevant to the safety 
and health of employees in the maritime industry. The Committee's 
advice will result in more effective enforcement, training and outreach 
programs, and streamlined regulatory efforts. The Committee will 
function solely as an advisory body, in compliance with the provisions 
of FACA and OSHA's regulations covering advisory committees (29 CFR 
part 1912).

II. Appointment of Committee Members

    OSHA received nominations of highly qualified individuals in 
response to the Agency's request for nominations. The Secretary has 
selected to serve on the Committee the following individuals who have 
broad experience relevant to the issues to be examined by the 
Committee. The MACOSH members are:

Stewart Adams, U.S. Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command 
Alan Davis, American Seafoods Company;
Michael J. Flynn, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace 
Alton H. Glass, Sr., United Steelworkers;
Lesley E. Johnson, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers;
Kenneth W. Killough, South Carolina Stevedores Association;
Charles R. Lemon, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries; 
Jennifer M. Lincoln, National Institute of Occupational Safety and 
Health (NIOSH);
George S. Lynch, Jr., International Longshoremen's Association;
Marc MacDonald, Pacific Maritime Association;
Tim Podue, International Longshore and Warehouse Union;
Donald Raffo, General Dynamics;
Barry E. Richardson, MTS Technologies, Inc.;
Kenneth A. Smith, U.S. Coast Guard, Vessel and Facility Operating 
Standards; and
James R. Thornton, Northrop Grumman, Newport News Shipyard.

III. Authority

    This notice was prepared under the direction of Thomas M. Stohler, 
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, 
U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20210, pursuant to Sections 6(b)(1) and 7(b) of the OSH Act (29 U.S.C. 
655, 656), 29 CFR part 1912, and FACA (5 U.S.C., App. 2).

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 12 day of December, 2008.
Thomas M. Stohler,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
 [FR Doc. E8-30065 Filed 12-17-08; 8:45 am]