[Federal Register: December 28, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 248)]
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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), Labor.
ACTION: Request for nominations for persons to serve on MACOSH.
SUMMARY: OSHA intends to recharter the Maritime Advisory Committee for
Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH), which expires on June 26,
2008. MACOSH advises the Secretary of Labor on matters relating to
occupational safety and health programs, new initiatives, and standards
for the maritime industries of the United States which include
Longshoring, Marine Terminals, and Shipyard Employment. The Committee
will consist of 15 members and will be chosen from among a cross-
section of individuals who represent the following interests:
employers; employees; Federal and State safety and health
organizations; professional organizations specializing in occupational
safety and health; national standards setting groups; and academia.
OSHA invites persons interested in serving on MACOSH to submit their
names for consideration for committee membership.
DATE: Nominations for MACOSH membership should be postmarked by
February 11, 2008
ADDRESSES: Nominations for MACOSH membership should be sent to: Dorothy
Dougherty, Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Room N-
3718, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph V. Daddura, Acting Director,
Office of Maritime, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and
Health Administration, Room N-3621, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: (202) 693-2086.
Background: OSHA intends to recharter MACOSH for another 2 years.
MACOSH was established to advise the Secretary on various issues
pertaining to providing safe and healthful employment in the maritime
industries. The Secretary consults with MACOSH on various related
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 help improve the
working conditions and the safety and health of men and women employed
in the maritime industries.
Nominations: OSHA is looking for committed MACOSH members who have
a strong interest in the safety and health of workers in the maritime
industries. The Agency is looking for nominees to represent the
following interests and categories: employees; employers; State or
Federal safety and health organizations; professional organizations;
national standards setting groups; and academia. OSHA seeks a broad-
based and diverse membership for MACOSH. Nominations of women and
minorities are encouraged. Nominations of new members or resubmissions
of former or current members will be accepted in all categories of
membership. Interested persons may nominate themselves or may submit
the name of another person who 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. Nominations
should include the name, address, and telephone number of the
candidate. Each nomination should include a summary of the candidate's
training or experience relating to safety and health in maritime
industries and the interest the candidate represents. In addition to
listing the candidate's qualifications to serve on the committee, each
nomination should state that the person consents to the nomination and
acknowledges the commitment and responsibilities of serving on MACOSH.
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 December 21, 2007.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. E7-25144 Filed 12-27-07; 8:45 am]
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