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Friday, May 15, 1998
Contact: Jeff Ezell or Michael Fluharty (202) 219-8151
FIRE PROTECTION FOR SHIPYARD EMPLOYMENT
NEGOTIATED RULEMAKING ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS ANNOUNCED
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced today that the Fire Protection for Shipyard Employment Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee will meet June 15-17 in Linthicum Heights, Md.
The open meetings will take place at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS), 5700 Hammonds Ferry Road, lasting from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
The committee will continue to discuss a proposed standard to protect workers from fire hazards in shipyard employment. This includes discussion in the following areas: scope and application, administrative, engineering and work-practice fire controls, such as fire brigades, written fire plans, technological advances, cost of fire protection, and the content of appendices. Its goal is to reach a consensus on the proposed standard and explanatory preamble.
The committee members represent the groups interested in or affected by the outcome of rulemaking in this area. They include representatives from shipyards, labor unions, professional associations and government agencies.
OSHA invites all interested parties to attend. Written comments, data, views or statements for consideration by the committee may be sent to Joseph V. Daddura, Project Officer, Office of Maritime Standards, U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Room N-3621, Washington, D.C. 20210. Requests to make an oral presentation before the committee also may be submitted, along with a summary of the proposed presentation, an estimated amount of time desired and a statement indicating the interest the person represents.
For further information, contact Daddura at (202) 219-7234, ext. 113. Persons needing disability accommodations should contact Theda Kenney (202) 219-8061, ext. 100.
Note: Linthicum Heights, MD is located near the Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
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