The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is holding an open meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee
for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) and its workgroups in Oakland, Calif., July 31 and Aug. 1.
Notice of the MACOSH meeting was published in the July 13, 2007 Federal
The workgroups will meet on July 31 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and
MACOSH will meet on Aug. 1 from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Both meetings
will be at the Elihu Harris State Office Building, 1515 Clay Street,
Oakland, Calif., 94612.
The 15-person committee advises the Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health on issues relating to occupational safety
and health in maritime industries.
The committee has five workgroups; Health, Longshoring, Cranes and
Falls, Shipyards, and Outreach and Safety Culture. Some of the topics for
discussion include: radiation exposure at maritime terminals from cargo
screening devices, crane-operator radio communications, traffic safety,
roll-on roll-off cargo guidance, working on or under suspended loads, spray
paint standards, substance abuse, OSHA/Coast Guard coordination, updating
the OSHA Training Institute shipyard and longshoring courses, training
requirements guidance products, and industry pocket guides.
For general information about MACOSH and this meeting contact David
Wallis, acting director, Office of Maritime, U.S. Department of Labor,
OSHA, Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20210,
phone: (202) 693-2086. Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend the
meeting should contact Vanessa L. Welch at (202) 693-2086 no later than
July 20, 2007, to obtain appropriate accommodations.