Secretary Perez Appoints 15 MACOSH Members

Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez has appointed 15 members to Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health and also has appointed a special agency liaison to the committee. The special agency liaison is Leonard Howie, director of the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez has appointed 15 members to Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health and also has appointed a special agency liaison to the committee. The special agency liaison is Leonard Howie, director of the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.

The appointees 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, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Miriam Bolaffi, U.S. Navy
  • David Turner, Ceres Terminals, Inc.
  • Gunther Hoock, Signal Administration
  • Larry Liberatore, American Society of Safety Engineers
  • James Rone, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
  • Chelsea Woodward, NIOSH
  • 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
  • James R. Thornton, American Industrial Hygiene Association

MACOSH advises the secretary on 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.

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