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OSHA Trade Release
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Office of Communications
For Immediate Release
OSHA Trade Release
Feb. 12, 2004
Contact: Frank Meilinger
Phone: (202) 693-1999
WASHINGTON -- The Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) will hold an open meeting in Washington, D.C., March 2-4, 2004.
The meeting will be held at the Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. The committee will meet in the Springwood I Room from 8:30- 5 p.m. on March 3 and from 8:00-2:30 p.m. on Thurs., March 4. The work groups will meet from 8-5 p.m. on March 2 in the Madison Room II and the Monticello Room.
Agenda items include a standards and guidance update on vertical tandem lifts, silica, shipyard ergonomics guidelines, hexavalent chromium, and beryllium. Committee members will discuss alliances and partnerships and receive updates on enforcement and technology and medicine. Work groups will cover health issues, outreach, traffic safety, container safety, and safety culture.
MACOSH was established to advise the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health on issues relating to occupational safety and health for workers involved in the shipbuilding, ship breaking, ship repair, and long shoring in the maritime industries.
Written comments and requests to make oral presentations may be submitted to Vanessa Welch by Feb. 23 to the Office of Maritime, OSHA, US Department of Labor, Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington D.C., 20210. Presentation requests should specify the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the person will appear, and an outline of the presentation. Requests to speak may be granted as time permits.
Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend the meeting and who require special accommodations should contact Vanessa L. Welch (202) 693-2080 no later than Feb. 23.
Notice of the MACOSH meeting is expected to appear in the Feb. 13 Federal Register.
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