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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AA56 Publication ID: Spring 1997 
Title: Safety and Health Regulations for Longshoring (Part 1918) and Marine Terminals (Part 1917) (Shipyards: Protecting Longshoring Workers) 
Abstract: Current longshoring standards have been in place since 1960. The language in many instances addresses the hazards of cargo handling involving methods long since abandoned and fails to address the serious hazards of newer methods. Since much of the current standard is out-of-date, there are problems with compliance. Settlement agreements following the 1983 Marine Terminal standard (49 FR 30886) identified problems with OSHA's existing longshoring standard. Also, the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union and the National Maritime Safety Association requested revisions to the current standard. On June 6, 1994, (59 FR 28594) OSHA issued a proposal to address the 18 fatalities and 7,593 injuries occurring annually. The proposed revised requirements will provide both employers and employees with a blueprint for modern, effective, and safe work practices in the cargo handling industry. OSHA held public hearings on this proposal and the record closed 4/30/95. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1910.16    29 CFR 1918 (Revision)    29 CFR 1917 (Revision and Corrections)   
Legal Authority: 29 USC 655 Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970    33 USC 941 Longshore and Harborworkers Compensation Act   
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/06/1994  59 FR 28594   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/23/1994    
Final Action  04/00/1997    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Agency Contact:
John F. Martonik
Evaluation
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Room N3641, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, FP Building,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-2043
Fax:202 693-1641
Email: john.martonik@osha.gov