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Scaffolding, Welding Among Topics Addressed At Maritime Advisory Committee For Occupational Safety and Health Meeting

Washington: OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) will hold a two-day Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) meeting in January, 2010, in Washington, D.C for addressing scaffolding, welding and other safety and health issues in maritime industries.

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

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

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

Submit comments by Jan 5, 2010, to Danielle Watson, Office of Maritime, OSHA, U.S. 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 inquires are to be directed to Joseph Daddura, Office of Maritime, at 202-693-2067.

Under the OSHA Act of 1970, the role of OSHA is to promote safe and healthful working conditions for men and women of America by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and outreach.