News Release USDL 98-32
Wednesday, January 28, 1998
Contact: Frank Kane (202) 219-8151
OSHA ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO CONTINUE NEGOTIATED RULEMAKING
ON SHIPYARD FIRE PROTECTION FEB.24-26 IN SAN DIEGO, CA
Representatives of shipyard operators,
labor unions, professional associations
and government agencies will meet Feb. 24
through Feb. 26, 1998, in San Diego, Calif.,
to continue work on a proposed Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fire
protection standard for shipyard workers.
It will be the sixth public meeting of the
Fire Protection for Shipyard Employment
Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee,
formed to develop consensus on a proposal
under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
The committee will focus its discussions on
fire brigades and current rules. The committee's
goal is to develop a proposed rule and explanatory
preamble that its members support.
The meeting will start at 9 a.m. and end about
5 p.m. daily at the Holiday Inn on the Bay,
1355 North Harbor Drive at the Embarcadero,
San Diego, CA, 92101; telephone (619)232-3861.
Comments, requests for oral presentations and
requests for disability accommodations should
be submitted by Feb. 10, 1998.
Comments, data, views or statements for consideration
by the committee, as well as requests for oral
presentations, should be mailed to Odet Shaw,
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA Office of Maritime
Standards, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Room N-3647,
Washington, D.C., 20210. The request to make an
oral presentation should state the time desired
and the interest the person represents, and provide
a summary of the presentation.
Requests for appropriate accommodations for
persons with disabilities should be made to
Theda Kenney at (202) 219-8061 ext. 100;
FAX: (202) 219-7477.
For further information contact Joseph V.
Daddura, Project Officer, Office of Maritime
Standards, OSHA at (202) 219-7234 ext. 123.
Notice of the meeting will be published in
the Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, Federal Register.