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  • 10:34 15 Apr 2013

    US Department announces the commitment for Maritime Occupational Safety and Health

    Source: OSHA Federal Register

    As the US Department has been focusing its efforts towards the importance of Maritime Occupational Safety and Health, so has WorkWell.

    The Department of Labor established MACOSH in 1995 to advise the secretary of labor, through the assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, on various issues related to safe and healthful working conditions in the maritime industry, including safety and health standards, injury and illness prevention, training and outreach initiatives, and enforcement initiatives to improve the safety and health of maritime workers.

    Re-establishing MACOSH will allow the committee to continue its important work protecting the safety and health of workers in the maritime industry. Since receiving its first charter in 1995, MACOSH has made more than 100 recommendations to OSHA. The agency used these recommendations to develop guidance products and standards. MACOSH meetings are open to the public.

    WorkWell's Kevin Schmidt (Senior Vice President Enterprise Solutions) and Suzann Vincent (Vice President Enterprise Solutions), will be presenting at the National Shipbuilding Research Program – Risk Management Panel Meeting in San Diego this November. The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) is a collaboration of U.S. Shipyards that focuses on common issues with a goal of reducing the cost of acquiring, operating and maintaining Navy ships.

    Click here for more information about this upcoming panel meeting.

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