The 15-member committee advises the Secretary of Labor on matters relating to occupational safety and health programs, enforcement, new initiatives, and standards for maritime industries in the United States including longshoring, marine terminals, commercial fishing, and shipyard employment. The committee meets approximately two times per year.
Members serve a two-year term, which begins from the date of appointment by the Secretary of Labor. Nominations may be submitted at www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal, by mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for submission requirements. The deadline for nominations is July 20, 2015.