[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 76 (Thursday, April 20, 2023)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-08314]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2022-0011]
Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Notice of MACOSH membership.
SUMMARY: On March 7, 2023, the Secretary appointed 15 members and a
Special Agency Liaison to serve on the Maritime Advisory Committee on
Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) for a two-year term from April
13, 2023-April 13, 2025.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of
Communications, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone (202) 693-1999;
For general information about MACOSH: Ms. Amy Wangdahl, Director,
Office of Maritime and Agriculture, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor;
telephone (202) 693-2066; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MACOSH is established and operates in accordance with section 7(d)
of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C.
656); 29 CFR part 1912; and Secretary of Labor's Order 8-2020 (85 FR
58393, September 18, 2020). In addition, MACOSH is established and
operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA),
(5 U.S.C. 10), its implementing regulations (41 CFR parts 101-6 and
102-3), and Department of Labor Manual Chapter 1-900 (August 31, 2020).
The Committee advises OSHA on matters relevant to the safety and health
of employees in the maritime industry. This includes advice on maritime
issues that will result in more effective enforcement, training, and
outreach programs, and streamlined regulatory efforts. The maritime
industry includes shipyard employment, longshoring, marine terminal,
and commercial fishing industries. The Committee functions solely as an
advisory body in compliance with the provisions of the FACA and OSHA's
regulations covering advisory committees (29 CFR part 1912).
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 includes development of guidance or outreach materials
specific to the industry, rulemakings to update requirements, and other
activities. MACOSH advises the Secretary through the Assistant
Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health 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
II. Appointment of Committee Members
OSHA received nominations of highly qualified individuals in
response to the agency's request for nominations (87 FR 71686, November
23, 2022). The Secretary appointed to serve on the Committee
individuals who have broad experience relevant to the issues to be
examined by the Committee. The Committee is diverse and balanced, both
in terms of segments of the maritime industry represented (e.g.,
shipyard employment, longshoring, marine terminal, and commercial
fishing industries), and in the views and interests represented by the
members. The MACOSH membership is as follows:
John Goering, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime
Administration James Rone, Washington State Department of Labor and
Industries Alice Shumate, National Institute for Occupational Safety and
Health David Ward, U.S. Coast Guard
Aaron Arabaski, Noble Drilling Robert Fiore, International Longshoremen's Association Michael Oathout, International Association of Machinists and
Aerospace Workers Adam Wetzell, International Longshore and Warehouse Union
Solomon Egbe, National Maritime Safety Association Amy Liu, Sound Testing, Inc. John Ratcliffe, Virginia International Terminals, LLC David Turner, Yusen Terminals, LLC
Professional Organization Interests
Thresa Nelson, American Industrial Hygiene Association Donald V. Raffo, Marine Chemist Association Lawrence Russell, National Fire Protection Association
The Special Agency Liaison to MACOSH is:
Christopher Godfrey, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs,
U.S. Department of Labor
Authority and Signature
James S. Frederick, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health, authorized the preparation of this
notice pursuant to 29 U.S.C. 655 and 656(d), Secretary's Order 8-2020
(85 FR 58393), 5 U.S.C. 10, and 29 CFR part 1912.
Signed at Washington, DC, on April 12, 2023.
James S. Frederick,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2023-08314 Filed 4-19-23; 8:45 am]
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