Fall – Winter 2006 Issue

Fall/Winter 2006 Edition

The Standard for the Control of Gas Hazards on Vessels, NFPA 306 has entered the Annual 2008 Revision Cycle. NFPA is accepting public proposals for revisions to this document. The proposal closing date is 22 November 2006 (5:00 PM EST).

Proposals may be submitted by mail, fax or online. Information about proposal submission is found on the NFPA website (www.nfpa.org) by clicking the Codes and Standards and Code Development Process buttonsTo encourage public input the marine industry is reminded the Standard for the Control of Gas Hazards on Vessels, NFPA 306 applies to vessels that carry or burn as fuel, flammable or combustible liquids or that carry flammable compressed gases, chemicals in bulk. The standard describes the conditions required before a space can be entered or work can be started, or continued on any vessel under construction, alteration, or repair, or on any vessel awaiting shipbreaking. The standard applies to Marine Chemists performing activities related to inspection and certification and consulting services on board any vessel.

NFPA 306 is incorporated by reference in both OSHA’s Shipyard Employment Standard (29 CFR 1915) and USCG requirements for hot work on vessels in ports or places of the United States and its territories (46 CFR – Shipping).

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Christopher Scott’s MCQB Service Recognized

Christopher Scott, of Marine Chemists of Louisiana, was recognized for his six-years of service as a principal voting member to the Marine Chemist Qualification Board. Mr. Scott represented the Marine Chemist Association both as an alternate and principal during his time on the Board. During the last four years of his tenure Mr. Scott was the Chairman of the MCQB. Chris Scott was presented with a flame safety lamp to thank him for volunteering his time and valuable contribution to the Marine Chemist Qualification Board.

MCQB members are appointed by the NFPA Board of Directors and may serve two consecutive 3-year terms.