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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); Labor.

ACTION: Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health: Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY: The Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH), established under Section 7 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to advise the Secretary of Labor on issues relating to occupational safety and health programs, policies, and standards in the maritime industries in the United States, will meet in San Francisco, California.

DATES: The Committee will meet:

--On June 29, 1999, from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m.; and

--On June 30, 1999, from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel on Union Square at 450 Powell Street, San Francisco, California; telephone (415) 392-7755.

Mail comments, views, or statements in response to this notice to Chap Pierce, Director of Fire Protection Engineering and Systems Safety Standards, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210. Phone: (202) 693-2255; fax: (202) 693-1663.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bonnie Friedman, Director, Office of Information and Consumer Affairs, OSHA. Phone (202) 693-1999.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All interested persons are invited to attend the public meetings of MACOSH at the time and place indicated above. Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend should contact Theda Kenney at (202) 693-2222 no later than June 18, 1999, to obtain appropriate accommodations.

Meeting Agenda: This meeting will include discussion of the following subjects: vertical tandem lifts in the marine cargo handling environment; an update on At Risk Assessment Guidelines; training partnerships; an update on ergonomics projects; a general OSHA standards update (including a standards update and a discussion on the draft safety and health program regulation and on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)); and an OSHA compliance update. MACOSH subgroups will also report on their activities.

Public Participation: Written data, views, or comments for consideration by MACOSH on the various agenda items listed above may be submitted, preferable with copies, to Chap Pierce. Submissions received by June 18, 1999, will be provided to the members of the Committee and will be included in the record of the meeting. Requests to make oral presentations to the Committee may be granted if time permits. Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation to the Committee on any of the agenda items noted above should notify Chap Pierce by June 22, 1999. 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.

Authority: This notice is issued under the authority of sections 6(b)(1) and 7(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655, 656), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and 29 CFR part 1912.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

[FR Doc. 99-14586 Filed 6-8-99; 8:45 am]