Friday, May 15, 1998
Contact: Jeff Ezell or Michael Fluharty (202) 219-8151
FIRE PROTECTION FOR SHIPYARD EMPLOYMENT
NEGOTIATED RULEMAKING ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
announced today that the Fire Protection for Shipyard Employment
Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee will meet June 15-17
in Linthicum Heights, Md.
The open meetings will take place at the Maritime Institute of
Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS), 5700 Hammonds
Ferry Road, lasting from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
The committee will continue to discuss a proposed standard
to protect workers from fire hazards in shipyard employment.
This includes discussion in the following areas: scope and
application, administrative, engineering and work-practice
fire controls, such as fire brigades, written fire plans, technological
advances, cost of fire protection, and the content of appendices.
Its goal is to reach a consensus on the proposed standard and
The committee members represent the groups interested in or
affected by the outcome of rulemaking in this area. They include
representatives from shipyards, labor unions, professional associations
and government agencies.
OSHA invites all interested parties to attend. Written comments,
data, views or statements for consideration by the committee may
be sent to Joseph V. Daddura, Project Officer, Office of Maritime
Standards, U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, 200 Constitution Ave.,
N.W., Room N-3621, Washington, D.C. 20210. Requests to make an
oral presentation before the committee also may be submitted, along
with a summary of the proposed presentation, an estimated amount
of time desired and a statement indicating the interest the
For further information, contact Daddura at (202) 219-7234,
ext. 113. Persons needing disability accommodations should
contact Theda Kenney (202) 219-8061, ext. 100.
Note: Linthicum Heights, MD is located near the
Baltimore-Washington International Airport.