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News Release USDL: 96-138
Monday, April 8, 1996
Contact: Frank Kane (202) 219-8151

Renewed Maritime Advisory Committee On Occupational Safety And Health To Meet May 2-3 In Washington, DC

The Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) that Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich recently renewed for two years will meet May 2-3 in Washington, D.C.

The committee advises the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, Joseph A. Dear, on occupational safety and health programs, policies and standards affecting the U.S. maritime industry. The 16 committee members have been appointed from government agencies, the shipbuilding and longshoring industries, labor and professional associations.

During its first year of operation, the committee reached consensus on controversial aspects of a longshoring standard, provided technical comments on a proposed standard for general shipyard working conditions, worked on expanded maritime industry safety and health training and discussed possible safety and health program initiatives.

The one new member of the committee, Guy Colonna, chief chemical and marine engineer for the National Fire Protection Association, will be introduced at the May 2-3 meeting.

The committee will re-establish its goals, plan for future meetings, discuss OSHA compliance programs, outreach and training initiatives and the standards-setting process. The committee also will be briefed on the current agenda and direction of OSHA.

The MACOSH meeting will be held May 2 from 9 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. and May 3 from 9 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. in Room C-5515, Seminar Room 1-A of the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

Seating will be available to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodation should contact Theda Kenney at (202) 219-8061 no later than April 22.

Written data, views or comments for consideration by the committee may be submitted, preferably with four copies, to Larry Liberatore, OSHA, Office of Maritime Standards, Room N-3621, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210, phone (202) 219-7234, fax (202) 219-7477.

Members of the committee reappointed by Secretary Reich are:

Labor Representatives
Charles Brasford, director of occupational safety and health,
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Al Cernados, executive vice president, International Longshoremen's Association
Chico McGill, chair, safety and health committee, Local 733,
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Ingalls Shipyard
Richard Olsen, coastal committee, International Longshoremen's
and Warehousemen's Union.

Industry Representatives
Katharine Chumley, chair, environmental safety and health
committee, Shipbuilders Council of America, Atlantic Marine
John Faulk, safety and health director, Ryan Walsh Stevedoring
Chet Mathews, safety and health director, Bath Iron Works
Frank Scanlan, general counsel and secretary, National
Maritime Safety Association

Government and Professional Organizations
Lieutenant Julie Gahn, Hazardous Materials Division, U.S. Coast Guard
Alexander Landsburg, Systems Safety and Human Factors Division,
Maritime Administration
Mark O'Brien, American Association of Port Administrators
Elsie Munsel, Safety and Environmental Programs, U.S. Navy
Larry Reed, assistant director for policy, National Institute
for Occupational Safety and Health
Pete Schmidt, specialty compliance programs, State of Washington
James Thornton, American Industrial Hygiene Association

Notice of the appointment of committee members and the May
2-3 meeting is in the Monday, April 8, 1996, Federal Register.


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