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• Publication Date: 11/07/2007
• Publication Type: Meeting
• Fed Register #: 72:62880
• Standard Number: 1912
• Title: Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting

[Federal Register: November 7, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 215)]
[Notices]               
[Page 62880]
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 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 
appropriate accommodations.

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 
meeting.
    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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