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• Publication Date: 03/23/2010
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 75:13785
• Title: Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH); Request for Nominations

[Federal Register: March 23, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 55)]
[Notices]               
[Page 13785]
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). The current charter expires on 
September 23, 2010. 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.

DATES: Nominations for MACOSH membership should be postmarked by May 7, 
2010.

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, Director, Office of 
Maritime within the Directorate of Standards and Guidance, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 
Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; 
Telephone: (202) 693-2067.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OSHA intends to recharter MACOSH for another 
two 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: Workers; employers; State or 
Federal safety and health organizations; professional organizations; 
national standards-setting groups; and academia. The U.S. Department of 
Labor is committed to bringing greater diversity of thought, 
perspective and experience to its advisory committees. Nominees from 
all races, gender, age and disabilities are encouraged to apply. 
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 previously. 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. OSHA will conduct a basic 
background check of candidates before their appointment to MACOSH. The 
background check will involve accessing publicly available, Internet-
based sources.

    Authority: This notice was prepared under the direction of David 
Michaels, PhD, MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational 
Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, pursuant to Sections 6(b)(1) and 
7(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 
655(b)(1), 656(b)), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. 
App. 2), Secretary of Labor's Order 5-2007 (72 FR 31160), and 29 CFR 
part 1912.

    Signed at Washington, DC this 17th day of March 2010.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2010-6396 Filed 3-22-10; 8:45 am]
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