Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH): Notice of Membership and Meeting

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 85 (Thursday, May 2, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 85 (Thursday, May 2, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18872-18873]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-08892]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2017-0004]
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
(MACOSH): Notice of Membership and Meeting
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Notice of MACOSH membership and meeting.
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SUMMARY: On December 14, 2018, the Secretary of Labor (the Secretary)
announced the renewal of the Maritime Advisory Committee for
Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH). The MACOSH charter will expire
after two years on December 14, 2020. On April 11, 2019, the Secretary
selected 15 members and a Special Agency Liaison to serve on the
Committee. The Committee is a representative balance of the maritime
industry representation (e.g., shipyard employment, longshoring, marine
terminal, and commercial fishing industries), geographic location, and
in the views and interests represented by the members.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
    For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of
Communications, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone (202) 693-1999;
email [email protected].
    For general information about MACOSH: Ms. Amy Wangdahl, Director,
Office of Maritime and Agriculture, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor;
telephone (202) 693-2066; email: [email protected].
    For copies of this Federal Register Notice: Electronic copies of
this Federal Register notice are available at http://www.regulations.gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other
relevant information, are also available at OSHA's web page at
www.osha.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: MACOSH is established and operates in
accordance with Section 7(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act
of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 656); 29 CFR part 1912; Secretary of
Labor's Order 1-2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 2012); and Secretary of
Labor's Order 4-2018 (83 FR 35680, July 27, 2018). In addition, MACOSH
is established and operates in accordance with the provisions of the
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2.),
implementing regulations (41 CFR parts 101-6 and 102-3), and chapter
1600 of Department of Labor Manual Series 3 (March 17, 2008).
    The Committee will advise OSHA on matters relevant to the safety
and health of employees in the maritime industry related to the
priorities set by the agency, including: Worker training, education,
and assistance; setting and enforcing of standards; and assurance of
safe and healthful working conditions for America's working men and
women in the maritime industry. The maritime industry includes shipyard
employment, longshoring, marine terminal, and other related industries
(e.g., commercial fishing and shipbreaking). The Committee will
function solely as an advisory body in compliance with the provisions
of FACA and OSHA's regulations covering advisory committees (29 CFR
part 1912).
I. Background
    The maritime industry is a high-risk industry where activities vary
from manufacturing-type work in shipyards, to transportation-type work
in longshoring, as well as commercial fishing operations. Historically,
the maritime industry has experienced a high incidence rate of work-
related fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. The Committee provides a
collective industry knowledge and expertise, not otherwise available to
the Secretary, to assist in addressing the unique hazards found in
shipyard and cargo-handling activities. MACOSH will advise and provide
insight to the Secretary on a variety of subjects, as well as assist
with the development of guidance and outreach materials, updating
regulatory requirements, and with other efforts to help focus industry
actions.
II. Appointment of Committee Members
    OSHA received nominations of highly qualified individuals in
response to the agency's request for nominations (83 FR 54147, October
26, 2018). The Secretary selected individuals to serve on the Committee
who have broad experience relevant to the issues to be examined by the
Committee. The MACOSH membership is as follows:
Government Interests
     Regina Farr, U.S Department of Transportation, Maritime
Administration;
     Matthew Layman, United States Coast Guard;
     James Rone, Washington Department of Labor and Industries;
and
     Alice Shumate, National Institute for Occupational Safety
and Health (NIOSH).
Worker Interests
     Robert Fiore, International Longshoremen's Association;
     Robert Godinez, International Brotherhood of
Boilermakers--Iron Shipbuilders;
     Michael Podue, International Longshore and Warehouse
Union; and
     James Reid, International Association of Machinists and
Aerospace Workers.
Employer Interests
     William Crow, Virginia Ship Repair Association;
     Donald V. Raffo, General Dynamics;
     Jeremy Riddle, BalTerm, LLC--South Locust Point Marine
Terminal; and
     David Turner, APM Terminals/Maersk, Inc.
Professional Organization Interests
     Gunter Hoock, National Safety Council;
     Amy Sly Liu, Marine Chemist Association; and
     Lawrence Russell, National Fire Protection Association.
    The Special Agency Liaison to MACOSH is: Julia K. Hearthway,
Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
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III. Meeting Information
    Dates: MACOSH will meet on June 5 and 6, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. until
approximately 4 p.m., ET.
    Addresses: The Committee and workgroups will meet at the U.S.
Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Avenue
NW, Washington, DC 20210. The Committee will meet on June 5, 2019, in
Conference Rooms S-4215A-C, and the workgroups on June 6, 2019, in
Conference Rooms N-3437A-D. Meeting attendees must use the visitor's
entrance located at 3rd & C Streets NW.
    Submission of comments and requests to speak: Submit comments and
requests to speak at the MACOSH meeting, identified by the docket
number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2017-0004), by
one of the following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit comments, including attachments,
electronically at: http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking
Portal. Follow the online instructions for submitting nominations.
    Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, do not exceed
10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-1648.
    Regular mail, express mail, hand delivery, and messenger or courier
service: You may submit comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket
Office, Docket No. OSHA-2017-0004, Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3653, 200 Constitution
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries (express mail, hand
(courier) delivery, and messenger service) are accepted during the OSHA
Docket Office's normal business hours, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., ET.
    Requests for special accommodations: Submit requests for special
accommodations for MACOSH and workgroup meetings by May 20, 2019, to
Danielle Watson, Occupational Safety and Health Administration,
Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Room N-3609, U.S. Department of
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone
(202) 693-2222; email [email protected].
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and the
OSHA docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-
2017-0004). Because of security-related procedures, submissions by
regular mail may result in a significant delay in receipt. Please
contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about security
procedures for making submissions by express mail, hand (courier)
delivery, and messenger service.
    OSHA will place comments and requests to speak, including personal
information, in the public docket, which may be available online.
Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting personal
information such as Social Security Numbers and birthdates.
    Docket: To read or download documents in the public docket for this
MACOSH meeting, go to http://www.regulations.gov. All documents in the
public docket are listed in the index; however, some documents (e.g.,
copyrighted material) are not publicly available to read or download
through http://www.regulations.gov. All submissions are available for
inspection and, when permitted, copying at the OSHA Docket Office at
the above address. For information on using http://www.regulations.gov
to make submissions or to access the docket, click on the ``Help'' tab
at the top of the homepage. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for
information about materials not available through that website and for
assistance in using the internet to locate submissions and other
documents in the docket.
Authority and Signature
    Loren Sweatt, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational
Safety and Health, authorized the preparation of this notice under the
authority granted by 29 U.S.C. 655(b)(1) and 656(b), 5 U.S.C. App. 2,
Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912), and 29 CFR part
1912.
    Signed at Washington, DC, on April 24, 2019.
Loren Sweatt,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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