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DOL - 1976 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameMaritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and HealthAgency NameDepartment of Labor
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number1976
Original Establishment Date12/15/1995Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.osha.gov/dts/maritime/macosh/
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date12/9/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Director, Office of Maritime and Agriculture
Date Of Renewal Charter12/9/2024Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Amy
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Wangdahl
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*29 U.S.C. 656Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 693-2066
Effective Date Of Authority*12/20/2019Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 693-1663
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*wangdahl.amy@dol.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) provides advice in formulating maritime industry standards and regarding matters pertaining to the administration of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) related to the maritime industry. Additionally, MACOSH provides feedback to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on the development of guidance and outreach materials tailored to individual sectors of the maritime industry, as well as other activities to help focus actions in the industry and reduce work-related deaths, injuries, and illnesses.
How is membership balanced?*MACOSH comprises 15 representatives appointed by the Secretary. At present, the committee consists of four management representatives, four labor representatives, three representatives of occupational safety and health professions, and four government representatives, one of whom is from a state safety and health agency, and another designated by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. In addition, the head of the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) is assigned to the committee as a non-voting, Special Agency Liaison (SAL) member. The SAL is assigned because of OWCP’s work in administering the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, which protects most waterfront workers. Members are selected from a cross-section of parties directly affected, interested, and qualified as appropriate to the character and functions of MACOSH. To the extent permitted by law, membership is also consistent with achieving the greatest impact, scope, and credibility among diverse stakeholders.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The charter provides for two meetings per year. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, two meetings were held virtually on February 15 and June 9, 2022. The Shipyard Workgroup met nine times and the Longshoring Workgroup eight times through teleconference meetings. MACOSH is expected to meet twice in FY23. To date the committee has provided 194 recommendations. Between 2019 and 2022, collaboration of industry experts has resulted in the development of twenty three guidance products, targeting high-hazard occupations in the maritime industry, that were recommended to OSHA for publication. MACOSH meeting and workgroup materials can be found at www.regulations.gov under docket OSHA-2020-0010.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*MACOSH provides a collective expertise, not otherwise available, to the Secretary to assist in addressing the unique hazards found in shipyards, marine cargo handling, and commercial fishing activities. The maritime industry is highly specialized, with activities ranging from manufacturing work in some shipyards, to transportation work in longshoring operations. In an effort to help reduce the high number of fatalities, injuries, and illnesses experienced in this industry, the agency seeks advice from MACOSH to provide insight on the aforementioned issues, as well as assist in the development of guidance and outreach materials, updating of regulatory requirements, and other efforts to help focus industry actions.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public and public participation is encouraged.
Recommendation RemarksNone.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThe agency has developed new guidance products based on MACOSH recommendations.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentN/A.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe cost savings associated with outreach in guidance development is unable to be determined at this time.Grants Review CommentN/A.
Number Of Recommendations*164Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentMACOSH has existed since 1995. The committee produces approximately six recommendations per year.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*90.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentEach recommendation is evaluated for its strengths and weaknesses before the agency decides the degree to which a recommendation will be implemented, if at all. While it is difficult to put precise metrics on adoption of these recommendations, OSHA believes that each recommendation, whether implemented or not, improves the program to which the recommendation relates.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*10.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentOSHA adopts and utilizes committee recommendations in various ways, to include creating guidance documents, issuing policy updates, and initiating regulatory actions. While all efforts are made to produce products inclusive of recommendations in their entirety, some formats do not allow nor require the full scope of the recommendation to be included. In such cases, OSHA utilizes as much committee feedback as possible in developing guidance relevant to the goal of the project.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentAdditional committee documentation is available at regulations.gov under Docket OSHA-2020-0010.
Agency Feedback Comment*OSHA provides the committee with an update on the progress of each previous recommendation during the committee meetings.Narrative Description*MACOSH provides advice in formulating maritime industry standards and regarding matters pertaining to the administration of the OSH Act related to the maritime industry. Between 2019 and 2022, MACOSH recommended the publication of twenty three guidance products. The agency has published nine of those recommendations and is considering the others. Industry feedback reports that OSHA’s publication of MACOSH-recommended products greatly assists employers and workers in reducing and preventing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in the maritime industry. In addition, MACOSH continues to provide valuable input with regards to rulemaking, such as the revision or update of 29 CFR Part 1915, Subpart E.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$30,506.32Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$47,399.72
Payments to Federal Staff*$136,113.22Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$138,216.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$18,506.50
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$2,365.50
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$1,735.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$5,772.28
Total Costs$168,354.54Est. Total Next FY*$212,260.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/11/2022 4:09 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.00Est Cost Remarks
Cost Remarks  
Hide Section - Interest Areas

Interest Areas

Category
Area
Labor
Occupational Safety and Health
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - SUBCOMMITTEES

SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-031518Longshoring2022
 COM-032264Shipyard2022
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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

No Documents Found
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039583Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health2021
 COM-036953Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health2020
 COM-035633Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health2019
 COM-032706Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health2018
 COM-001561Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health2017
 COM-002876Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health2016
 COM-003648Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health2015
 COM-004955Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health2014
 COM-005814Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health2013
 COM-007124Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health2012
 COM-007818Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health2011
 COM-009129Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health2010
 COM-009875Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health2009
 COM-011150Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health2008
 COM-011938Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health2007
 COM-012865Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health2006
 COM-013753Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health2005
 COM-014696Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health2004
 COM-015513Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health2003
 COM-016889Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health2002
 COM-017497Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health2001
 COM-018673Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health2000
 COM-019612Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health1999
 COM-020529Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health1998
 COM-021493Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health1997