[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 208 (Friday, October 26, 2018)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-23423]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2017-0004]
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
(MACOSH): Request for Nominations
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for nominations.
SUMMARY: OSHA invites interested persons to submit nominations for
membership on the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety
DATES: You must submit nominations for MACOSH membership (postmarked,
sent, transmitted, or received) by December 10, 2018.
ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials by one
of the following methods:
Electronically: You may submit nominations, including attachments,
electronically at: http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking
Portal. Follow the online instructions for submitting nominations.
Facsimile: If your nomination and supporting materials, including
attachments, do not exceed 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA
Docket Office at (202) 693-1648.
Regular mail, express mail, hand delivery, and messenger or courier
service: You may submit nominations and supporting materials to the
OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2015-0014, Occupational Safety and
Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3653, 200
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries (express mail,
hand (courier) delivery, and messenger service) are accepted during the
Docket Office's normal business hours, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., ET.
Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and
docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2017-
0004). Because of security-related procedures, submissions by regular
mail may result in a significant delay in receipt. Please contact the
OSHA Docket Office for information about security procedures for making
submissions by express mail, hand (courier) delivery, and messenger
OSHA will post submissions in response to this Federal Register
notice, including personal information provided, without change at
http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties
about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers
Docket: To read or download submissions in response to this Federal
Register notice, go to Docket No. OSHA-2017-0004 at http://www.regulations.gov. All documents in the docket are available in the
http://www.regulations.gov index; however, some documents (e.g.,
copyrighted material) are not publicly available to read or download
through that web page. All submissions, including copyrighted material,
are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of
Communications, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone: (202) 693-1999;
For general information about MACOSH: Ms. Amy Wangdahl, Director,
Office of Maritime and Agriculture, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor;
telephone: (202) 693-2066; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For copies of this Federal Register notice: Electronic copies of
this Federal Register notice are available at http://www.regulations.gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other
relevant information, are also available at OSHA's web page at:
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Labor invites interested
persons to submit nominations for membership on MACOSH.
The Secretary of Labor renewed the MACOSH charter for two years on
January 23, 2017. MACOSH is a Federal Advisory Committee established
under the authority of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act)
(29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 5
U.S.C. App. 2, and regulations issued pursuant to those statutes (29
CFR part 1912, 41 CFR part 102-3). The Committee advises the Secretary
of Labor on matters relating to occupational safety and health
programs, enforcement, new initiatives, and standards for the maritime
industries of the United States, which include longshoring, marine
terminals, commercial fishing, and shipyard employment. OSHA invites
persons interested in serving on MACOSH to submit their names for
consideration for Committee membership.
MACOSH reports to the Secretary of Labor through OSHA, and
functions solely as an advisory body. MACOSH provides recommendations
and advice to the Department of Labor and OSHA on various policy issues
pertaining to safe and healthful employment in the maritime industries.
The Secretary of Labor consults with MACOSH on various subjects,
including: Ways to increase the effectiveness of safety and health
standards that apply to the maritime industries, injury and illness
prevention, the use of stakeholder partnerships to improve training and
outreach initiatives, and ways to increase the national dialogue on
occupational safety and health. In addition, MACOSH provides advice on
enforcement initiatives that will improve the working conditions and
the safety and health of workers in the maritime industries. The
Committee meets approximately two times per year. Committee members
serve without compensation, but OSHA provides travel and per diem
expenses. Members serve a two-year term, which begins from the date of
appointment by the Secretary of Labor. The term of the most recent
MACOSH membership expired on January 20, 2018.
II. MACOSH Membership
MACOSH consists of not more than 15 members appointed by the
Secretary of Labor. The Agency seeks committed members who have a
strong interest in the safety and health of workers in the maritime
industries. The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to equal
opportunity in the workplace. The Secretary of Labor will appoint
members to create a broad-based, balanced, and diverse committee
reflecting the shipyard, longshoring, and commercial fishing
industries, and representing affected interests such as employers,
employees, safety and health professional organizations, government
organizations with interests or activities related to the maritime
industry, academia, and the public.
Nominations of new members, or resubmissions of former members,
will be accepted in all categories of membership. Interested persons
may nominate themselves or submit the name of another person whom they
believe to be interested in and qualified to serve on MACOSH.
Nominations may also be submitted by organizations from one of the
categories listed above (e.g., employer, employee, public, safety and
health professional organization, state safety and health agency,
III. Submission Requirements
Nominations must include the following information:
(1) Nominee's contact information and current employment or
(2) Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior
membership on MACOSH and other relevant organizations and associations;
(3) Maritime industry interest (e.g., employer, employee, public,
safety and health professional organization, state safety and health
agency, academia) that the nominee is qualified to represent;
(4) A summary of the background, experience, and qualifications
that addresses the nominee's suitability for membership; and
(5) A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, is
willing to regularly attend and participate in MACOSH meetings, and has
no conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on MACOSH.
OSHA will conduct a basic background check of candidates before
their appointment to MACOSH. The background check will involve
accessing publicly available, internet-based sources.
IV. Member Selection
The Secretary of Labor will select MACOSH members based on their
experience, knowledge, and competence in the field of occupational
safety and health, particularly in the maritime industries. Information
received through this nomination process, and other relevant sources of
information, will assist the Secretary of Labor in appointing members
to MACOSH. In selecting MACOSH members, the Secretary of Labor will
consider individuals nominated in response to this Federal Register
notice, as well as other qualified individuals. OSHA will publish a
list of MACOSH members in the Federal Register.
Authority and Signature
Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational
Safety and Health, authorized the preparation of this notice under the
authority granted by 29 U.S.C. 655(b)(1) and 656(b), 5 U.S.C. App. 2,
Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912), and 29 CFR part
Signed at Washington, DC, on October 19, 2018.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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