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OSHA maritime advisory committee to meet Sept. 14

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Washington — OSHA’s Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health is set to meet via teleconference at 1 p.m. Eastern on Sept. 14.

MACOSH advises OSHA on standards development, injury and illness prevention, and enforcement initiatives.

According to a notice published in the Aug. 20 Federal Register, work groups will discuss power mechanic safety, on-dock rails, line handling, the safe use of small boats in the workplace, hydrogen sulfide, injury and illness reporting, heat stress, and worker participation in helping to reduce injuries on the job.

 

In December, then-Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia renewed the two-year charter for MACOSH, which hasn’t met since March 30, according to agency docket information. The deadline to submit comments, along with requests to speak and for special accommodations, is Sept 7.

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