Feb. 18, 2015
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OSHA will hold meeting of the Maritime Advisory
Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health Feb. 24-25, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Work groups will meet Feb. 24 and the full committee will meet Feb. 25.
The committee meeting agenda includes discussions on maritime-related OSHA alliances, updates from OSHA directorates, use of liquefied natural gas as a fuel in the maritime industry and reports from the Longshoring and Shipyard work groups.
MACOSH was established under Section 7 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to advise the secretary of labor through the assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health on workplace safety and health issues in the maritime industries.
The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20210. The work groups will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Conference Rooms N-3437A and N-3437C. The full committee will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Conference Room N-3437.
MACOSH meetings are open to the public. Individuals may submit comments and requests to speak at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Submissions may also be sent by mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for details.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.
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