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Date: March 31, 2014
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

OSHA schedules 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 April 15-16, 2014, in Washington, D.C. The Longshoring and Shipyard work group meetings will be held on April 15 and the full committee will meet on April 16.

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.

The committee and work group meetings will be held at the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Rooms 4 and 8, Washington, DC 20210. Longshoring and Shipyard work groups will meet 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15 in Conference Rooms 4 and 8. The full committee will meet 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16 in Conference Rooms 7 and 8.

MACOSH meetings are open to the public. Individuals may submit comments and requests to speak at, the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Submissions may also be sent by mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for details. Comments and requests to speak must be submitted by April 1, 2014.

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