News Release USDL 97-465
Monday, December 29, 1997
Contact: Frank Kane (202) 219-8151
MARITIME ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON OCCUPATIONAL
SAFETY AND HEALTH TO MEET JAN. 28-29 IN
The Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational
Safety and Health (MACOSH) will meet Jan. 28-29,
1998, in Alexandria, Va.
The public meeting will be held in the Ramada
Hotel, Old Town, 901 North Fairfax St., Alexandria,
VA 22314, phone: (703)683-6000, and will begin at
9 a.m and end at approximately 5 p.m. each day.
At the meeting, the committee will:
advise the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA )on the development of an
operating plan to meet its strategic goal of
achieving a 15 percent reduction in injuries
and illnesses in the shipyard industry;
explore innovative outreach and
discuss maritime applications of
Cooperative Compliance Programs; and
receive an update on major OSHA
initiatives for Fiscal Year 1998.
MACOSH will meet as a whole and also in
small focus groups.
Seating will be available to the public
on a first-come, first served basis.
Individuals with disabilities who need
special accommodations should contact
Theda Kenney at (202) 219-8061 no later
than Jan. 15.
Written data, views or comments for
consideration by the committee should
be submitted, preferably with 20 copies,
to Larry Liberatore, OSHA, Office of Maritime
Standards, Room N-3621, U.S. Department of
Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington,
DC, 20210, phone: (202) 219-7234; fax:
(202) 219-7477. Any submissions received
prior to the meeting will be provided to
the members of the committee and included
in the meeting record.
Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation
should notify Larry Liberatore before the
meeting. The request should include the
amount of time desired, the capacity in which
the person will appear and a brief outline
of the content of the presentation. Oral
presentations will be limited to statements
of facts and views and will not include any
questioning of committee members or other
participants unless the questions have been
approved by the chairperson. Persons who
request the opportunity to address the committee
may be allowed to speak, as time permits, at
the discretion of the chairperson.
The committee advises the Assistant Secretary
of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health,
Charles N. Jeffress, on issues relating to
the delivery of occupational safety and health
programs, policies and standards affecting
the U.S. maritime industry. The 16 committee
members have been appointed from government
agencies, the shipbuilding and longshoring
industries, labor and professional associations.
Notice of the meeting will be published in the
Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, Federal Register.