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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 Annapolis, Maryland.

DATES: The Committee will meet:

-- On November 17, 1999, from 9 A.M. until approximately 5 P.M;. and

-- On November 18, 1999, from 8:30 A.M. until approximately 5 P.M.

ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet at the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 80 Compromise Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401; telephone (410) 268-7555. 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 Public 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 November 10, 1999, to obtain appropriate accommodations.

Meeting Agenda

This meeting will include discussion of the following subjects: OSHA Strategic Plan initiatives; vertical tandem lifts in the marine cargo handling environment; ship scrapping; training partnerships; an update on ergonomics projects; a general OSHA standards update; and an OSHA compliance update. MACOSH subgroups will also present overviews of their activities, products, and future goals/initiatives.

Public Participation

Written data, views, or comments for consideration by MACOSH on the various agenda items listed above may be submitted, preferably with copies, to Chap Pierce at the address listed above. Submissions received by November 5, 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 November 10, 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.

Signed at Washington, DC this 18th day of October 1999.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 99-27647 Filed 10-21-99; 8:45 am]