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Thursday, August 27, 1998
Contact: Jeff Ezell (202) 219-8151
OSHA ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER MACOSH OPEN MEETING
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is holding a two-day public meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) on Sept. 22-23 in Hampton, Va.
The 15-person committee advises OSHA on issues and concerns involving the maritime industry, focusing specifically on shipyard and marine cargo-handling areas. Committee members represent diverse maritime interests, including government, shipbuilding, ship repair, shipbreaking, longshoring, labor and professional organizations.
The meeting will include discussion of:
OSHA's shipyard strategic planning goals
Vertical tandem lifts in the marine cargo handling environment
Ship scrapping initiatives and developments
Use of hanging scaffolds in shipyards
Shipyard Fire Protection Negotiated Rulemaking Committee update
Written data, views or comments for consideration by the committee may be submitted to Larry Liberatore, U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, Room N-3621, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210; phone (202) 219-8061; fax (202) 219-7477. Twenty-five copies are needed. Those submissions received prior to Sept. 10 will be included in the record of the meetings.
Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation to the committee on any of the agenda items also should notify OSHA at the above address. The request should specify the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the person will appear and a brief outline of the presentation. MACOSH may grant requests to speak, as time permits, at the discretion of the chairperson.
Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend should contact Theda Kenney at (202) 219-8061 ext. 106, no later than Sept. 14 to obtain appropriate accommodations.
The committee will meet in Ballroom B at the Radisson Hotel Hampton, 700 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, Va., 23669; phone (757) 727-9700.
Notice of this meeting appeared in the Federal Register on Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998.
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