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• Publication Date: 12/28/2007
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 72:73885
• Standard Number: 1912
• Title: Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH); Request for Nominations

[Federal Register: December 28, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 248)]
[Notices]               
[Page 73885]
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 
(MACOSH); Request for Nominations

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, (OSHA), Labor.

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

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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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    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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