On January 20, 2016, Secretary Perez selected 15 members and a Special Agency Liaison to serve on the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH).
On April 29, 2015, the Secretary of Labor previously announced the renewal of MACOSH, and the MACOSH charter was signed on April 30, 2015, with an expiration date after two years on April 30, 2017. The MACOSH charter may be viewed at https://www.osha.gov/dts/maritime/macosh/macosh_charter_2015-2017.pdf
The minutes of the most recent MACOSH meeting prior to the new charter are available at https://www.osha.gov/dts/maritime/macosh/feb2015.pdf
The maritime industry has historically experienced a high incidence of work-related fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. OSHA targeted this industry for special attention. This targeting included development of guidance or outreach materials specific to the industry, rulemakings to update requirements, and other activities. MACOSH advises 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.
Appointment of Committee Members
The MACOSH members appointed 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