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||Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
[Federal Register: December 18, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 244)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
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.
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
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
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
James R. Thornton, Northrop Grumman, Newport News Shipyard.
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]
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