OSHA Names Raffo to MACOSH
Donald Raffo, the Marine Chemist at General Dynamics-Electric Boat in Groton, CT, has been appointed to OSHA’s Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Health and Safety (MACOSH) by the U.S. Secretary of Labor.
MACOSH advises OSHA on matters relevant to the safety and health of employees in the maritime industry. This includes advice on maritime issues which will result in more effective enforcement, training, outreach programs, and regulatory efforts. The industry includes shipyard employment, longshoring, marine terminals, commercial fishing, and shipbreaking.
Raffo, who is a past chairman of the Marine Chemist Association and currently oversees continuing training for the MCA, will become the overall chairman of MACOSH. He also serves on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) technical committees for the Control of Gas Hazards on Vessels and Fire Protection for Vessels during Construction, Conversion, Repair and Layup.