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Event: Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health Meeting

Description: OSHA will hold a meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) in Washington, D.C. MACOSH advises Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels on worker safety and health issues in the maritime industries. The April meeting agenda will include OSHA updates from the Directorates of Standards and Guidance, Enforcement, Cooperative and State Programs, and Technical Support and Emergency Management, discussions on the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Advisory Committee ethics, administrative procedures (travel) and committee items of interest proposed at the meeting.

Date: April 15, 2014 (Longshoring and Shipyard Work Groups)
April 16, 2014 (Full Committee)

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT

Location: U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics
2 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20210

For more information: Read news release and Federal Register notice.


Event: Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health Meeting

Description: OSHA will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) in Washington, D.C. ACCSH, established under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, advises the secretary of labor and assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health on construction standards and policy matters. The full committee agenda includes remarks from Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, updates on rulemaking projects from OSHA's Directorate of Construction, discussion on the proposed rule on Beryllium: Alternatives for Construction and on updates to OSHA's standard on eye and face protection in construction and proposed amendments and corrections to OSHA's Cranes and Derricks standards. In addition, the committee will discuss items from the proposed Standards Improvement Project IV and a presentation on 29 CFR 1926, Subpart V, Power Transmission and Distribution.

Date: May 7, 2014 (Work groups)
May 8, 2014 (Full committee)

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT

Location: U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., N.W., N-3437 A-C
Washington, DC 20210

For more information: Read news release and Federal Register notice.


Event: Informal Public Hearing on Proposed Extension of Crane Operator Certification Deadline

Description: OSHA has scheduled an informal public hearing to discuss OSHA's proposed rule to extend the compliance date for the crane operator certification requirement and the existing phase-in requirement that employers ensure that their operators are qualified to operate the equipment. On Feb. 10, 2014, OSHA issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to extend the deadline for operator certification by three years to Nov. 10, 2017, and to extend the existing employer duties for the same period. The public had 30 days to submit comments on this issue. The comment period closed on March 12, 2014. The agency received 60 comments from the public in response to the NPRM, one of which requested a hearing. The purpose of the hearing is to gather additional information related to whether OSHA should extend the requirement by three years or not at all.

Date: May 19, 2014

Time: 9:30 a.m. EDT

Location: U.S. Department of Labor
Frances Perkins Building Auditorium
200 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20210

For more information: Read Federal Register notice.

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