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October 23, 2023
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OSHA announces meeting of Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health on Nov. 14

MACOSH Shipyard, Longshoring workgroups will also meet

WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced it will hold an in-person and online meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health on Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Committee members will meet in person and the event will be open to the public either in person or online. The full committee will meet from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST, and the Shipyard and Longshoring workgroups will meet from 1 to 5 p.m. EST.

The meeting will include reports from the Shipyard and Longshoring workgroups, and a presentation on the agency's social media and outreach platforms and a U.S. Navy presentation on maritime fall protection. Updates from OSHA's Directorate of Standards and Guidance, the Office of Maritime and Agriculture, and from agency leaders on the OSHA heat standard rulemaking initiative will also be provided.

Register to attend the meeting in person or online. Once registered, online attendees will receive a link for remote meeting access and in-person attendees will receive directions for participation. In-person attendance by the public is limited to 25 people.

Submit comments and requests to speak to the Federal eRulemaking Portal, Docket Number OSHA-2022-0011-0043, by Oct. 31. Be sure to include the docket number on all submissions. Read the Federal Register notice for submission details.

MACOSH advises the Secretary of Labor in formulating maritime industry standards and matters pertaining to the administration of the Occupational Safety and Health Act related to the maritime industry.

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