Marine Section Of NSC Sets Annual Convention Oct. 15-17 In Chicago

Richard L. Fox, general chairman of the Marine Section of the National Safety Council, recently announced that the annual conference and convention of the maritime industry group—the 67th since it was formed as part of NSC in 1917—will be held at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago on October 15-17, 1984.

He said that more than 20 specialists in shoreside and vessel safety will address the meeting and include key spokesmen for stevedoring industry management who will deal with the issue of safety in waterfront contract collective bargaining between labor and management.

Details of the program, the speakers and topics are as follows.

Monday, October 15 (Barge and Towing/Great Lakes Division— Joint Session). Barge and Towing will be presided over by Vincent Wynne, safety director of M/G Transport Services, Inc. of Cincinnati.

Speaking on "Shipboard Drug Abuse—What to Look for!" will be Harold C. Patin, president of Drug Education Associates, Inc. of Metairie, La. The session on the Great Lakes will be headed by Edward Stadnicar, safety supervisor of the Columbia Transportation Division of the Oglebay Norton Company of Cleveland. The speaker, Thomas O. Murphy, a partner in the Cleveland law firm of Thompson, Hine and Flory, will discuss "Casualty Investigation—Coast Guard and Mariner." Monday, October 15 (Dry Cargo and Tank Division—.Joint Session).

Capt. John V. Caffrey, manager of marine safety for Mobil Oil Corp. of New York, will preside over the tank ship segment. Two speakers will discuss "Fleet Contingency Planning for Marine Casualties." They are F.M. Belinske, safety manager and group insurance coordinator for Stolt Nielsen of Greenwich, Conn., and Ann Hayward Rooney, scientific support coordinator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at Virginia Beach, Va. Capt. Lawrence A. Wolff, of Marine Transport Lines, Inc. of New York, will lead the Dry Cargo session. The speaker, Dr. Robert F. Russell, professor of ships medicine at the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, will discuss "Alcohol Abuse." Tuesday, October 16 (Stevedoring Session)—This segment will be presided over by William C.

DuComb, corporate safety director for Lavino Shipping Company of Philadelphia. The speakers are William Detweiler, president of the Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore and president of the coastwide collective bargaining group known as the Council of North Atlantic Shipping Associations, and Don T. Huey, assistant safety director of the West Gulf Maritime Association of Houston.

Mr. Detweiler will talk on "Employee Relations & Safety—Should Safety and Health Regulations be Part of a Collective Bargaining Agreement?" Mr. Huey will discuss "The Effectiveness of Safety and Health Regulations in a Collective Bargaining Agreement." Tuesday, October 16 (United States Coast Guard). This session will be led by Capt. Ronald C.

Pickup, Chief in the Office of Merchant Marine Safety of the U.S.

Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Following opening comments by Rear Adm. A.M. Denielson, Commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District in Cleveland, the segment will have four speakers. They are Donald Kerlin of the Marine Technical & Hazardous Materials Division of the Coast Guard, who will speak on the "Intergovernmental Maritime Organization—What it is, How it Works, Latest Developments"; Comdr. James R. Townley of the Planning Staff of the U.S.

Coast Guard Headquarters, who will disscuss the "Coast Guard Marine Inspector Training Qualification Program"; Comdr. A.V. Arecchi of the Office of Command Control and Communications at Coast Guard Headquarters, who will speak about satellite equipment under the subject ;'COSPAS/SARSAT— Demonstration & Evaluation Results of the First Year in the U.S."; and Super Chief L.J.

McPolin in the office of the Commander of the 11th Coast Guard District in Long Beach, Calif., who will speak on "Marine Firefighting." Tuesday, October 16 (Vidmar Presentation)—The final program session on audiovisual material will be headed by Elizabeth V.

Stephens, vice president of Ships' Operational Safety, Inc. of Port Washington, N.Y.

In announcing the Marine Section Program, general chairman Fox noted that the group is holding its convention in conjunction with the NSC's Safety Congress and Exposition, which has taken place in Chicago annually since 1912.

The Marine Section is the largest group in the United States maritime industry devoted to safety. As one of 28 industrial segments of the National Safety Council, it coordinates and helps disseminate information in the marine industry field through meetings, publications, training programs, films and other means.

Organizations participating in its activities include American Institute of Merchant Shipping, American Institute of Marine Underwriters, Lake Carriers' Association, National Cargo Bureau, New York Maritime Association, New York Shipping Association, Pacific Maritime Association, Shipbuilders Council of America, American Waterways Operators, Inc., the Maritime Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Military Sealift Command of the Department of Defense, and the U.S.

Coast Guard.

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