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5/8/2014: Workplace safety & health for merchant mariners

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The Coast Guard published a proposed rule and seeks public comment on a petition that requests the Coast Guard to initiate a rulemaking to address mariner occupational health and safety.

In the attachments to its petition, which asserts that the Coast Guard has failed to provide adequate workplace safety and health measures to protect limited tonnage merchant mariners, the National Mariner’s Association has identified several safety and occupational health issues that are not currently addressed under the jurisdiction of the Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard will consider all comments received in response to this notice in determining whether or not to initiate the requested rulemaking.

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