OSHA Compliance

Hilda L. Solis, Secretary of Labor appoints 15 new members to the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health

Hilda L. Solis, Secretary of Labor appoints 15 new members to the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
Hilda L. Solis the Secretary of Labor announced that 15 new members will be appointed to the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health. An open meeting will be held on the 19th and 20th of April at the Department of Labor’s headquarters in Washington.

In January, the MACOSH charter was re-established by Secretary Solis, and this will be the first meeting held by the committee. Experts in the issue of maritime safety and health, the members of the committee will all serve two year terms and will represent the best interests of labor, management and the occupational safety and health professions.

The MACOSH committee in turn will act as advisors to OSHA as far as protecting the safety and health of workers in the maritime industry is concerned. The MACOSH meetings will provide the public with the chance to participate in the committee’s activities on various issues related to safety and health of the shipyard, long-shoring and maritime workers.

The maritime industry has gained much attention because of the high injury and illness rates and the highly specialized nature of some of the jobs.

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