Maritime Advisory Committee Re-Established

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris announces that he will re-establish the charter of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health.

OSHA_maritimeMACOSH was established to advise the secretary of labor on various issues including safety and health standards, injury and illness prevention, training, and enforcement initiatives to improve the safety and health of maritime workers.

What does this mean to you?  It means that OSHA is continuing to focus on safety and training within the maritime industry, and getting your people properly trained can help you avoid fines and potentially fatal accidents.  A common misconception is that NFPA 70E does not apply to the maritime industry, but that is false.  OSHA 29 regulations are enforced within the maritime industry and Shipyard Employment Tool Bag Directive CPL 02-00-142 incorporates NFPA 70E into 29 CFR 1915.  Being properly trained can help you avoid potentials fines related to these regulations.   OSHA doesn’t set up appointments to visit your facilities, so make sure to get trained before they show up.

Our Maritime Electrical Safety course has been specifically designed for the maritime industry site standard and is built on the foundation of the OSHA enforced 1915 and NFPA 70E guidelines.  Contact us today to bring this course to your shipyard and get an on-site quote – (877) 832-5234. 

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