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News Release USDL 97-465
Monday, December 29, 1997
Contact: Frank Kane (202) 219-8151
MARITIME ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH TO MEET JAN. 28-29 IN ALEXANDRIA, VA
The Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) will meet Jan. 28-29, 1998, in Alexandria, Va.
The public meeting will be held in the Ramada Hotel, Old Town, 901 North Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314, phone: (703)683-6000, and will begin at 9 a.m and end at approximately 5 p.m. each day.
At the meeting, the committee will:
advise the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA )on the development of an operating plan to meet its strategic goal of achieving a 15 percent reduction in injuries and illnesses in the shipyard industry;
explore innovative outreach and training partnerships;
discuss maritime applications of Cooperative Compliance Programs; and
receive an update on major OSHA initiatives for Fiscal Year 1998.
MACOSH will meet as a whole and also in small focus groups.
Seating will be available to the public on a first-come, first served basis. Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact Theda Kenney at (202) 219-8061 no later than Jan. 15.
Written data, views or comments for consideration by the committee should be submitted, preferably with 20 copies, to Larry Liberatore, OSHA, Office of Maritime Standards, Room N-3621, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20210, phone: (202) 219-7234; fax: (202) 219-7477. Any submissions received prior to the meeting will be provided to the members of the committee and included in the meeting record.
Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation should notify Larry Liberatore before the meeting. The request should include the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the person will appear and a brief outline of the content of the presentation. Oral presentations will be limited to statements of facts and views and will not include any questioning of committee members or other participants unless the questions have been approved by the chairperson. Persons who request the opportunity to address the committee may be allowed to speak, as time permits, at the discretion of the chairperson.
The committee advises the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, Charles N. Jeffress, on issues relating to the delivery of occupational safety and health programs, policies and standards affecting the U.S. maritime industry. The 16 committee members have been appointed from government agencies, the shipbuilding and longshoring industries, labor and professional associations.
Notice of the meeting will be published in the Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, Federal Register.
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