STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1618
RE: GOV. MSG. NOS. 592, 593
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts, to which was referred Governor's Message Nos. 592 and 593, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:
Hoisting Machine Operators Advisory Board
G.M. No. 592
for a term to expire 06-30-2025; and
G.M. No. 593
for a term to expire 06-30-2024,
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee reviewed the personal histories, resumes, and statements submitted by Donald "Doc" Bailey and Thomas Jacobs for service on the Hoisting Machine Operators Advisory Board (Board).
DONALD "DOC" BAILEY
Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the reappointment of Donald "Doc" Bailey from five individuals.
Upon review of the testimony and Mr. Bailey's qualifications, your Committee finds that Mr. Bailey has been serving as a member of the Board since 2018. Mr. Bailey currently serves as the President of Doc Bailey Cranes & Equipment of Hawaii, Inc. and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Doc Bailey Construction Equipment, Inc. which has offices in California, Nevada, and Guam. Mr. Bailey has over thirty-six years of experience in servicing and operating cranes, including thirty years of experience as a certified crane inspector and in crane maintenance with welding, fabrication, design, and repair. Your Committee notes that testimony attests to Mr. Bailey's experience in the implementation of rules governing operation of cranes in California and Nevada with robust crane oversight programs, and that such experience is especially important to the Board now, as it begins to expand the oversight of construction crane operators in Hawaii pursuant to federal regulations.
Your Committee believes that Donald "Doc" Bailey's extensive expertise in crane maintenance and operation as well as his experience and knowledge in implementation of crane oversight programs will continue to be valuable assets to the Board.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Thomas Jacobs from three individuals.
Upon review of the testimony and Mr. Jacobs' qualifications, your Committee finds that Mr. Jacobs' twenty-six years of professional experience and background in construction safety throughout all phases of construction and his extensive knowledge in working with cranes as part of his job qualify him to be nominated for appointment to the Board.
Your Committee notes that Mr. Jacobs has held numerous safety-related positions with numerous general contractors. He is currently the Environment, Safety, and Health Project Manager at Layton Construction Company, LLC. His previous positions include the Director of Safety and Health at Dorvin D Leis Co., Inc.; Project Health Safety and Environment Manager at Nordic PCL Construction, Inc.; and Senior Safety Administrator at Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company. Your Committee also notes that Mr. Jacobs holds various safety-related certificates, including but not limited to certificates as a Construction Health and Safety Technician, Occupational Health and Safety Technologist, and Medic First Aid/CPR Instructor. Mr. Jacobs has also conducted numerous safety trainings, including but not limited to, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ten- and thirty-hour certification training, scaffolding safety, powered industrial truck safety, excavation and trenching safety, and aerial lift platform safety.
Your Committee believes that Thomas Jacobs' extensive knowledge and experience in construction safety throughout all phases of construction as well as his extensive knowledge in working with cranes will be valuable assets to the Board.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts that are attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, experience, and qualifications of the nominees, has found the nominees to be qualified for the positions to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nominations.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair