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July 22, 2014
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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 Aug. 19-20, 2014, in Washington, D.C. The Longshoring and Shipyard work groups will meet August 19 and the full committee will meet August 20.

The MACOSH agenda will include discussions on surface preparation and preservation in shipyards, shipboard refrigeration systems, pedestal crane safety on commercial fishing vessels, preventing chassis drivers from jostling in the cab in marine terminals, the accuracy of declared container weights, baggage handling in cruise terminal operations, review of the 2010 International Maritime Organization annex, "Guidance on Providing Safe Working Conditions for Securing of Containers on Deck," and log handling safety.

MACOSH was established 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, NW, Washington, DC 20210. Work groups will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, August 19 in Conference Rooms C-5521, Room 4 and C-5515, Room 2. The full committee will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, August 20 in Conference Room C-5521, Room 4.

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 Aug. 1, 2014.

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