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• Publication Date: 07/31/2003
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 68:44970-44971
• Title: Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health

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

ACTION: Reestablishment of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH); Appointment of Committee Members.

SUMMARY: The Secretary of Labor has re-established the charter of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH), which expired on March 10, 2002. The Committee has been chartered for a two year term. The purpose of MACOSH is to provide advice for the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health (Assistant Secretary) on all matters relevant to the safety and health of workers in that sector. The Assistant Secretary will seek the advice of this Committee, which consists of a broad range of representatives from the maritime industry, on activities in the maritime industry related to the Agency's overall priorities, including: Strong, fair, and effective enforcement; expanded compliance assistance, guidance, and outreach; expanded partnerships and voluntary programs; leadership in the national dialogue on occupational safety and health; and regulatory matters affecting the maritime industry, as appropriate. The Committee is diverse and balanced, both in terms of segments of the maritime industry represented (i.e., shipyard and marine cargo handling industries), and in the views or interests represented by the members (employer, employee, government organizations with interests or activities related to the maritime industry, the states, and the public). The Agency expects to announce, in the near future, a notice of the first meeting of the new Committee. The public is encouraged to attend these meetings.

Mail comments, views, or statements in response to this notice to Paul Bolon, Director, Office of Maritime, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Phone: (202) 693-2086;