[Federal Register: November 7, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 215)]
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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.
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 November 27-28, 2007.
DATES: The workgroups will meet on November 27, 2007, from 8:15 a.m.
until approximately 5:15 p.m. in conference rooms C-5515-A and B.
MACOSH will meet on November 28, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. until
approximately 5:30 p.m. in conference rooms S-5215-A, B, and C.
ADDRESSES: The Committee and workgroups will meet at the Frances
Perkins Building, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue,
NW., Washington, DC 20210. 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 Joseph V. Daddura, 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: Joseph V. Daddura, 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 November 20, 2007, to obtain
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All MACOSH meetings and workgroup meetings
are open to the public. All interested persons are invited to attend
the MACOSH and workgroup meetings at the times and places listed above.
Each workgroup may discuss one or more of the topics listed for that
workgroup as time permits. The meeting times for each workgroup are
approximate and subject to change without advance notice.
The Longshoring workgroup will meet from 8:15 a.m. until 10:15 a.m.
in conference room C-5515-A. Discussions may include the traffic safety
in marine terminals guidance document, roll-on roll-off cargo guidance
document, and the International Maritime Organization's (IMO)
initiative on cargo-lashing safety.
The Shipyards workgroup will meet from 8:15 a.m. until 10:15 a.m.
in conference room C-5515-B. Discussions may include spray paint
standards and hot work on coatings.
The Cranes and Falls workgroup will meet from 10:15 a.m. until
12:15 p.m. in conference room C-5515-A. Discussions may include working
over water from aerial work platforms and the National Transportation
Safety Board's recommendation to OSHA on the Athena 106 investigation.
The Outreach and Safety Culture workgroup will meet from 1:15 p.m.
until 3:15 p.m. in conference room C-5515-A. Discussions may include
leading indicators, e-tools, non-English worker issues, new technology
and safety, updating the OSHA Training Institute shipyard and
longshoring courses, the new maritime outreach training course, and an
update from the Mobile Area OSHA maritime alliance on the 10-hour and
30-hour outreach courses.
The Health workgroup will meet from 3:15 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. in
conference room C-5515-A. Discussions will include radiation exposure
in marine terminals.
MACOSH agenda: The agenda will include: An OSHA activities update,
report on Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders:
Guidelines for Shipyards, reports from each workgroup, an update on the
NIOSH maritime hearing-protection study, a briefing on the NIOSH
National Occupational Research Agenda (``NORA''), an update on OSHA's
electrical standard, and a review of the minutes from the previous
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 November 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 November 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 November 2, 2007.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. E7-21845 Filed 11-6-07; 8:45 am]
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