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• Publication Date: 02/04/2014
• Publication Type: Notices
• Fed Register #: 79: 6635-6636
• Standard Number: 1912
• Title: Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health [MACOSH]

[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 23 (Tuesday, February 4, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6635-6636]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-02262]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No OSHA-2013-0007]


Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health 
(MACOSH)

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

ACTION: Notice of MACOSH Membership.

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SUMMARY: On April 12, 2013, the Acting Secretary of Labor announced, 
the reestablishment of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational 
Safety and Health (MACOSH). On January 16, 2014, he selected 15 members 
and a Special Agency Liaison to serve on the Committee. The Committee 
is diverse and balanced, both in terms of segments of the maritime 
industry represented (e.g., shipyard employment, longshoring, and 
marine terminal industries), and in the views and interests represented 
by the members. The MACOSH charter was signed on May 6, 2013, and will 
expire after two years on May 6, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
    For press inquiries: Frank Meilinger, OSHA's Office of 
Communications, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3647, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-1725; email 
Meilinger.Francis2@dol.gov.
    For general information about MACOSH: Ms. Amy Wangdahl, Director, 
Office of Maritime and Agriculture, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 
Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; 
telephone: (202) 693-2066; email Wangdahl.amy@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: MACOSH will contribute to OSHA's performance 
of its duties under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 
U.S.C. 651 et seq.). Authority to establish this Committee is at 
Sections 6(b)(1) and 7(b) of the OSH Act, Section 41 of the Longshore 
and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (33 U.S.C. 941), Secretary of 
Labor's Order 1-2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 2012), and 29 CFR Part 1912. 
The Committee will advise 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, and 
marine terminal industries. The Committee will function solely as an 
advisory body in compliance with the provisions of the FACA and OSHA's 
regulations covering advisory committees (29 CFR Part 1912).

Background

    The maritime industry has historically experienced a high incidence 
of work-related fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. OSHA targeted this 
industry for special attention due to that experience. This targeting 
included development of guidance or outreach materials specific to the 
industry, rulemakings to update requirements, and other activities. 
MACOSH will advise 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 efforts.

Appointment of Committee Members

    OSHA received nominations of highly qualified individuals in 
response to the Agency's request for nominations (77 FR 46156, August 
2, 2012). The Secretary selected to serve on the Committee individuals 
who have broad experience relevant to the issues to be examined by the 
Committee. The MACOSH members are:

Karen I. Conrad, North Pacific Fishing Vessel Owners' Association;
Kelly J. Garber, APL Ltd.;
Robert Godinez, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers--Iron Ship 
Builders;
LCDR John F. Halpin, MD, MPH, U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services; National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health;
Daniel R. Harrison, American Society of Safety Engineers;
Lesley E. Johnson, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers;
George S. Lynch, Jr., International Longshoremen's Association;
Christopher John McMahon, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime 
Administration;
Timothy J. Podue, International Longshore and Warehouse Union;
Donald V. Raffo, General Dynamics Corp.;
James A. Rone, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries;
Arthur T. Ross, Texas Terminals, L.P.;
Amy Sly, Marine Chemist Association;
Kenneth A. Smith, U.S. Coast Guard; and
James R. Thornton, American Industrial Hygiene Association.

Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, authorized the preparation of this 
notice under the authority granted by 29 U.S.C. 655 and 656, 5 U.S.C. 
App. 2, Secretary of Labor's Order 1-2012 (77 FR 3912; Jan. 25, 2012), 
and 29 CFR Part 1912.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on January 29, 2014.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2014-02262 Filed 2-3-14; 8:45 am]
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