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Welcome to the Longshore Education and Outreach Page. Below is a listing of presentations by DLHWC managers at recent educational events.

DISCLAIMER: The contents of the presentations are provided as a public service to enhance public access to general information on Department of Labor programs. While every effort is made to ensure the timeliness and accuracy of the information provided to the public, sometimes errors do occur. The Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations remain the official sources for regulatory information applicable to readers' fact-specific questions.  You are solely responsible for any actions you take based on the information provided, even if that information is in some way incorrect. We will make every effort to correct errors brought to our attention.

June 2012 - Introduction to the Defense Base Act (pdf version): Background and History; Roles and Responsibilities; Insurance and Waivers, presented by OWCP/DLHWC Branch Chiefs Brandon Miller and Eric Richardson at the ACE International Insurance DBA Seminar in Washington, DC.

May 2012 - Dispute Resolution under the LHWCA (htm version): A joint presentation by the Hon. Adele Odegard, Chief District Administrative Law Judge (Cherry Hill, NJ) and Miranda Chiu, Director, DLHWC, at the Signal/LCA Maritime Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

May 2012 - The New Longshore Recreational Vessel Regulation, How It Affects You (pdf version): Discussion topics include Recreational Vessel Exclusion before and after the 2009 Amendment; the Definition of Recreational Vessel; A Decision Tree for Employers; Effective Date of the Exclusion. Presented by Miranda Chiu, Director, DLHWC, at the National Marine Manufacturers Association Webinar "Get the Facts on the New Longshore Recreational Vessel Regulation".