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    Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health;Notice of Meeting


Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor.

ACTION: Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH); Notice of Meeting.

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, established under section 7(a) of the Occupational Safety and health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 656) to advise the Secretary of Labor on matters relating to occupational safety and health programs, policies, and standards in the maritime industries of the United States will meet February 19 and 20, 1997, at the Francis Perkins Department of Labor Building, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20210.

ADDRESSES: Any written comments in response to this notice should be sent to the following address: OSHA, Office of Maritime Standards, Room N-3621, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20210. Phone (202) 219-7234, fax (202) 219-7477.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Larry Liberatore, Office of Maritime Standards, OSHA, (202) 219-7234, extension 141.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and health meeting will be held February 19 from 1:00 to approximately 5:00, and February 20 from 9:00 to approximately 5:00 at Conference Room S5515 of the Francis Perkins Labor Building. At this meeting, the Committee will: continue its efforts to develop a Maritime Safety and Health Program standard; discuss training/mentoring opportunities for OSHA compliance officers; assist OSHA in developing outreach materials to address the soon to be published final rule for Longshore and Marine Terminals; and discuss the status of OSHA health standards that effect Shipyard employment.

All interested persons are invited to attend the public meetings of MACOSH, including this one at the time and place indicated above. Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend should contact Theda Kenney at 202-219-8061, no later than February 7, 1997, to obtain appropriate accommodations.

MACOSH will meet as a whole and also in small focus groups. Written data, views or comments for consideration by the Committee may be submitted, preferably with 20 copies, to Larry Liberatore at the address provided above. Any such submissions received by February 10 will be provided to the members of the Committee and will be included in the record of the meeting. Members of the general public may request an opportunity to make oral presentations at the meeting. Oral presentations will be limited to statements of fact and views, and shall not include any questioning of the committee members or other participants unless these questions have been specifically approved by the chairperson. Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation should notify Larry Liberatore before the meeting. The request should state the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the person will appear and a brief outline of the content of the presentation. Persons who request the opportunity to address the Advisory Committee may be allowed to speak, as time permits, at the discretion of the Chair of the Advisory Committee.

Signed at Washington, D.C. this 17th day of January, 1997.

Greg Watchman,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 97-1766 Filed 1-23-97; 8:45 am)