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April 28, 2009
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

Marine terminal safety issues slated for discussion at OSHA's Maritime Advisory Committee meeting

WASHINGTON -- The Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) will meet May 19-20, 2009, in Anchorage, Alaska, to discuss topics such as speed limits and safety zones in marine terminals and commercial fishing, among other issues.

The 15-person committee advises the Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA on issues relating to occupational safety and health in the maritime industries.

The Shipyard and Longshoring workgroup meetings will be held Tuesday, May 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The full committee meeting will convene Wednesday, May 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The workgroup and committee meetings will be held at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel.

Notice of the MACOSH meeting appears in the April 27, 2009, Federal Register.

Written comments for consideration by MACOSH should be submitted no later than May 5, 2009, to Danielle Watson, Office of Maritime, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210 or faxed to 202-693-1663.

Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend the meeting should contact Ms. Watson at 202-693-1870 no later than May 5 to obtain appropriate accommodations. For general information, contact Amy Wangdahl, Office of Maritime, 202-693-2066.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their workers. OSHA's role is to promote the safety and health of America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

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