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• Publication Date: 02/18/2016
• Publication Type: Notices
• Fed Register #: 81:8253-8254
• Standard Number: 1912
• Title: Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)

[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 32 (Thursday, February 18, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8253-8254]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-03377]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No OSHA-2015-0014]


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 29, 2015, the Secretary of Labor announced the 
renewal of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and 
Health (MACOSH). The MACOSH charter was signed on April 30, 2015, and 
will expire after two years on April 30, 2017. On January 20, 2016, 
Secretary Perez 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, marine terminal, and commercial fishing 
industries), and in the views and interests represented by the members.

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, marine 
terminal, and commercial fishing 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 (80 FR 31620, June 3, 
2015). 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:

Robert Fiore, International Longshoremen's Association;
Ed Ferris, International Longshore and Warehouse Union;
James A. Reid, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace 
Workers;
Matthew Layman, United States Coast Guard;
Miriam Bolaffi, United States Navy;
David Turner, Ceres Terminals, Incorporated;
Gunther Hoock, Signal Administration;
Larry Liberatore, American Society of Safety Engineers;
James Rone, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries;
Chelsea Woodward, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services;
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health;
Robert Godinez, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers--Iron Ship 
Builders;
Donald V. Raffo, General Dynamics Corp.;
Solomon Egbe, Ports America Chesapeake;
Amy Sly Liu, Marine Chemist Association; and
James R. Thornton, American Industrial Hygiene Association.

    The Special Agency Liaison to MACOSH is:

Leonard Howie, Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.

Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, authorized the 
preparation of this notice pursuant to Sections 6(b)(1), and 7(b) of 
the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655(b)(1), 
656(b)), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), 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.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on February 12, 2016.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2016-03377 Filed 2-17-16; 8:45 am]
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