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July 13, 2015
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

OSHA schedules meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee for
Occupational Safety and Health in Florida

WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled a meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health for Sept. 1-2, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. The Longshoring and Shipyard Work Groups will meet Sept. 1 and the full committee will meet Sept. 2.

The full committee agenda items include a presentation on OSHA 10 and 30-hour Maritime Outreach Training; an OSHA field report on maritime activities; an overview of OSHA's Maritime Steering Committee; and reports from the Longshoring and Shipyard workgroups.

The Longshoring and Shipyard work groups will discuss Shipyard Competent Person programs; fire and rescue services in shipyards; updates to the OSHA eTool for shipyards; container lashing safety; baggage handling in cruise terminal operations; mechanic safety in longshoring operations; and translating OSHA maritime guidance documents into Spanish.

Committee and work groups meetings will convene at the University of South Florida, Marshall Student Center, 4103 USF Cedar Circle, Tampa, Fla. 33620. Work groups will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 1 in conference rooms 3708 and 3709. The full committee will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 2 in Room 3709.

Individuals may electronically submit comments or requests to speak through, the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Comments and requests can also be submitted by mail or facsimile; for details, see the Federal Register notice. The deadline for submissions is Aug. 10, 2015. All meetings are open to the public.

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