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• Publication Date: 02/26/1998
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 63:9861-9862
• Title: Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH); Request for Nominations

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH); Request for Nominations

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

ACTION: Request for nominations of persons to serve on MACOSH.


SUMMARY: OSHA announces its intent to renew the charter of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH). MACOSH will 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. The Committee will consist of approximately 15 members and will include a cross-section of individuals representing the following affected interests: Employers, employees; federal and state safety and health organizations; professional organizations; and national groups setting standards. OSHA invites interested parties to submit nominations for Committee membership.

DATES: Nominations for MACOSH membership should be postmarked by April 13, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Nominations for MACOSH membership should be sent to: Mr. Larry Liberatore, Office of Maritime Standards, Room N-3621, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U. S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N. W., Washington, D.C. 20210.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bonnie Friedman, Director, OSHA, Office of Information and Consumer Affairs, Room N-3647, U. S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210; Telephone:(202) 219-8151.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

MACOSH was established to advise the Secretary on various issues pertaining to the maritime industry, including streamlining regulatory efforts and improving training and outreach programs. In addition, MACOSH recommends enforcement initiatives that will help improve the working conditions and the safety and health of men and women working in the maritime industry.

II. Nominations

The agency is seeking men and women with an interest in the safety and health of workers in the maritime industry. Interested persons may submit their own name or the name of another whom they believe to be qualified to serve on MACOSH. The Agency is looking for nominees to represent the following interests:

Employees

Employers

State or Federal Safety and Health Organizations

Professional Organizations or National Standards-Setting Groups

The Agency invites all persons appropriately qualified by experience or training to apply for membership on this important committee. Nominations of women and minorities are encouraged. Nominations and applications should be submitted to Mr. Larry Liberatore, Office of Maritime Standards, Room N-3621, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U. S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N. W., Washington, D.C. 20210.

III. Authority

This document was prepared under the direction of Charles N. Jeffress, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, U. S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N. W., Washington, D.C. 20210, pursuant to Sections 6(b)(1) and 7(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App.2.

Signed at Washington, D.C. this 20th day of February 1998.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 98-4987 Filed 2-25-98; 8:45 am)


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