[Federal Register: March 23, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 55)]
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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). 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,
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-
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
Signed at Washington, DC this 17th day of March 2010.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2010-6396 Filed 3-22-10; 8:45 am]
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