What’s New with OSHA in Maritime

Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health meeting scheduled for August

OSHA will hold a meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health in Washington, D.C., August 19-20, 2014. Work groups will meet August 19 and the full committee will meet August 20.

The MACOSH agenda will include surface preparation and preservation in shipyards; shipboard refrigeration systems; pedestal crane safety on commercial fishing vessels; baggage handling in cruise terminal operations; a review of the International Maritime Organization's latest "Guidance on Providing Safe Working Conditions for Securing of Containers on Deck"; and log handling safety. MACOSH meetings are open to the public. Individuals may submit comments and requests to speak at www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Submissions may also be sent by mail or facsimile.