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• Publication Date: 07/13/2007
• Publication Type: Meeting
• Fed Register #: 72:38625-38626
• Standard Number: 1912
• Title: Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting

[Federal Register: July 13, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 134)]
[Notices]               
[Page 38625-38626]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

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.

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SUMMARY: The Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and 
Health (``MACOSH'' or ``Committee'') was established to advise the 
Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA on issues relating to 
occupational safety and health in the maritime industries. The purpose 
of this Federal Register notice is to announce the MACOSH and workgroup 
meetings scheduled for July 31 through August 1, 2007.

DATES: The workgroups will meet on July 31, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
MACOSH will meet on August 1, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 
5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Committee and workgroups will meet at the Elihu Harris 
State Office Building, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612. Building 
security requires that attendees have photographic identification 
(e.g., a valid driver's license) and pass through a screening device. 
Mail comments, views, or statements in response to this notice to David 
Wallis, Acting Director, Office of Maritime, OSHA, U.S. Department of 
Labor, Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; 
phone (202) 693-2086; FAX: (202) 693-1663.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information about MACOSH 
and this meeting contact: David Wallis, Acting Director, Office of 
Maritime, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3609, 200 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; phone: (202) 693-2086. Individuals 
with disabilities wishing to attend the meeting should contact Vanessa 
L. Welch at (202) 693-2086 no later than July 20, 2007, to obtain 
appropriate accommodations.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All MACOSH meetings, including workgroup 
meetings, are open to the public. All interested persons are invited to 
attend the MACOSH meetings at the times and place listed above. The 
Committee has five workgroups that have identified various topics for 
discussion. Each workgroup may discuss one or more of the topics listed 
for that workgroup as time permits.
    The Health workgroup discussions will include: Radiation exposure 
at maritime terminals from cargo screening devices, an update of the 
NIOSH maritime hearing-protection study, and a briefing on the NIOSH 
National Occupational Research Agenda (``NORA'') process.
    The Longshoring workgroup discussions will include: Crane-operator 
radio communications, traffic safety, roll-on roll-off cargo guidance, 
and the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) initiative on 
cargo-lashing safety.
    The Cranes and Falls workgroup discussions will include working on 
or under suspended loads.
    The Shipyards workgroup discussions may include: Spray paint 
standards, hot work on coatings, aerial work platforms, ship module 
placement, review of shipbreaking guidance product, and review of 
Safety and Health Injury Prevention Sheets.
    The Outreach and Safety Culture workgroup discussions may include: 
Leading indicators, root cause analysis (SCA data effort), substance 
abuse, OSHA/Coast Guard coordination, e-tools, Hispanic worker issues, 
new technology and safety, updating the OSHA Training Institute 
shipyard and longshoring courses, training requirements guidance 
products, and industry pocket guides.
    MACOSH agenda: The agenda will include: an OSHA update, reports 
from each workgroup, a discussion of working on or under suspended 
loads, pandemic planning in the maritime industry, crane-operator radio 
communications, traffic safety, roll-on roll-off container safety, IMO 
initiative on cargo-lashing safety, an update on the nine 
recommendations from the previous committee meeting, and presentation 
on the Athena 106 accident.
    Public Participation: Written data, views, or comments for 
consideration by MACOSH on the various agenda items listed above should 
be submitted to Vanessa L. Welch at the address listed above. 
Submissions received by July 20, 2007 will be provided to Committee 
members and will be included in the record of the meeting. Requests to 
make oral presentations to the Committee may be granted as time 
permits. Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation to the Committee 
on any of the agenda items listed above should notify Vanessa L. Welch 
by July 20, 2007. 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: Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary of Labor 
for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this 
notice under the authority granted by 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), Secretary of 
Labor's Order 5-2007 (72 FR 31159), and 29 CFR part 1912.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on July 10, 2007.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
 [FR Doc. E7-13617 Filed 7-12-07; 8:45 am]

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