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||Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health [MACOSH]
[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 23 (Tuesday, February 4, 2014)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-02262]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No OSHA-2013-0007]
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Notice of MACOSH Membership.
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
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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
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
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
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.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2014-02262 Filed 2-3-14; 8:45 am]
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