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• Publication Date: 08/13/1998
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 63:43425
• Title: Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health: Appointment of Members.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health: Appointment of Members

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

ACTION: Notice of appointment of members to the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH).


SUMMARY: The Secretary of Labor has established an advisory committee to advise the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health on issues relating to occupational safety and health programs, policies, and standards in the maritime industries in the United States. The committee will provide collective expertise not otherwise available to the Secretary to address the complex and sensitive issues involved. Committee members have been appointed from government agencies, shipbuilding, longshoring, and labor and professional associations.

ADDRESSES: Written comments in response to this notice should be sent to the following address: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, OSHA, Office of Maritime Standards, Room N-3621, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20120. Phone: (202) 219-7234; Fax: (202) 219-7477.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Liberatore, Office of Maritime Standards, OSHA, (202) 219-7234.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 26, 1998, OSHA announced its intention to renew the charter of MACOSH and request nominations of qualified persons to serve on the committee (63 FR 9861). MACOSH is intended to address the concerns of the entire maritime community, focussing on the shipyard and marine cargo handling industries.

MACOSH will assist the Secretary in complying with the President's initiative to make the U.S. shipyard industry competitive in the worldwide community, while maintaining the safety of workers. MACOSH will focus on more effective enforcement, improved training and