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U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Office of Communications
Washington, D.C.
www.osha.gov
For Immediate Release


February 18, 2016
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez appoints 15 members to
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health

WASHINGTON - Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced the appointment of 15 members and a special agency liaison to the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health.

MACOSH advises the secretary of labor, through the assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, on various issues related to safe and healthful working conditions in the maritime industry, including safety and health standards, injury and illness prevention, training and outreach initiatives, and enforcement initiatives to improve the safety and health of maritime workers.

The secretary has selected the following members, who have experience in worker safety and health in the maritime industry.

  • 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.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

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