OSHA Schedules Maritime Advisory Committee Meeting

OSHA is holding an open meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) and its workgroups in Oakland, Calif., on July 31 and Aug. 1. Notice of the MACOSH meeting was published in the July 13, Federal Register.

The workgroups will meet on July 31 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and MACOSH will meet on Aug. 1 from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Both meetings will be at the Elihu Harris State Office Building, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, Calif., 94612.

The 15-person committee advises the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health on issues relating to occupational safety and health in maritime industries. The committee has five workgroups: Health, Longshoring, Cranes and Falls, Shipyards, and Outreach and Safety Culture.

Some of the topics for discussion include: radiation exposure at maritime terminals from cargo screening devices, crane-operator radio communications, traffic safety, roll-on roll-off cargo guidance, working on or under suspended loads, spray paint standards, substance abuse, OSHA/Coast Guard coordination, updating the OSHA Training Institute shipyard and longshoring courses, training requirements guidance products, and industry pocket guides.

For more information, contact Acting Director David Wallis at: Office of Maritime, U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20210, phone: 202-693-2086. Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend the meeting should contact Vanessa L. Welch at 202-693-2086 no later than July 20, to obtain appropriate accommodations. Written data, views, comments, or requests to make oral presentations on the various agenda items should be submitted to Welch at the address listed above and must also be received by July 20, to ensure inclusion into the record of the meeting. Oral requests should state the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the person will appear, and a brief outline of the content of the presentation.

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