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News Release
Thursday, July 9, 1998
Contact: Frank Kane (202) 219-8151

SOME OSHA LONGSHORING AND MARINE TERMINAL REQUIREMENTS GO INTO EFFECT IN JULY, OSHA REMINDS EMPLOYERS

New requirements for complying with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards for longshoring and marine terminals go into effect July 27, 1998, OSHA reminded employers today.

The final rule containing those standards was published July 25, 1997, and the majority of the rule went into effect Jan. 21, 1998.

The requirements that will go into effect July 27 are:

  • In the section dealing with marine terminals handling intermodal containers or roll-on, roll-off operations, flat bed, low boy trailers (mafis) and other similar equipment used to transport containers shall be marked with their cargo capacities and shall not be overloaded. (See 1917.71(f)(4).)

  • In the section of the longshoring standard on gear certification, vessels' cargo handling gear annual inspections must be in accordance with International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 152. (See 1918.11(a)(1).)

  • In the longshoring standard section on containerized cargo operations, flat bed and low boy trailers shall be marked with their cargo capacities and shall not be overloaded. (See 1918.86(g).)


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