Marine Terminal Safety Issues Slated for Advisory Committee Meeting

The Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) will meet May 19-20, 2009, at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska, to discuss topics such as speed limits and safety zones in marine terminals and commercial fishing, among other issues. Notice of the meeting appears in the April 27, 2009, Federal Register.

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.-5 p.m. The full committee meeting will convene Wednesday, May 20 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

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 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.

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