Welding, Scaffolding Among Issues Scheduled for Upcoming Maritime Committee

OSHA will hold a two-day Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) meeting Jan. 19-20, 2010, in Washington, D.C., to address welding, scaffolding, and other safety and health issues in maritime industries.

In addition to addressing welding and scaffolding hazards, the agenda will include discussions on arc flash guidance; commercial fishing industry guidance; safety zones in marine terminals; and speed limits in marine terminals.

The committee advises the Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA on matters relevant to the safety and health of workers in the maritime industries, primarily shipyards, marine terminals and longshoring, and commercial fishing.

Committee and workgroup meetings will be held at the Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. The Longshore Workgroup will meet Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, in Room C-5515-1A and the Shipyard Workgroup will meet in Room C-5521-4. Committee members meet Wednesday, Jan. 20 in Room C-5521-4.

Submit comments by Jan. 5, 2010, to Danielle Watson, Office of Maritime, OSHA, Department of Labor, Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210; phone 202-693-1870 or fax 202-693-1663. General information inquiries should be directed to Joseph Daddura, Office of Maritime, at 202-693-2067.

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