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Q224 - Foreign Flag Vessel

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A US citizen working on a foreign flag vessel during a storm, slips and hits his head on a bulkhead. He receives 12 stitches. Is it recordable?


NO. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 29 U.S.C. 651 et seq., (OSH Act) does not apply to the operators of foreign-flag MODUs operating on the OCS or United States territorial waters with respect to their crews.

Letter of Interpretation

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