OSHA Schedules Maritime Advisory Committee Meeting

The Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) will hold a meeting March 24, 2009, to discuss its goals for the next 2 years and review accomplishments achieved during the last 2 years, which included developing shipyard and longshoring industry guidance documents and digests, expanding OSHA's shipyard eTool module and publishing a Safety and Health Prevention Sheet.

The meeting also will include a presentation of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, updates on OSHA activities, committee ethics training, and the establishment of the MACOSH workgroups. The committee will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room N-3437, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C., 20210.

"As the agency convenes a new committee of maritime industry experts, we are eager to explore best practices and procedures that will reduce injuries and fatalities and enhance workplace safety and health," said Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Donald G. Shalhoub.

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

Written comments for consideration by MACOSH should be submitted no later than March 17 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.

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