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OSHA Training Institute (OTI)
- Shipyard Employment. OSHA eTool. Shipyard work has traditionally been hazardous, with an injury-accident rate more than twice that of construction and general industry. OSHA has targeted the industry in its Strategic Plan to reduce injuries and illnesses and prevent fatalities. This eTool addresses the entire 1915 regulation as it pertains to ship repair which includes activities such as altering, converting, installing, cleaning, painting, and maintaining vessels.
- Safe Work Practices for Marine Hanging Staging. OSHA Guidance Document, (2005, April). Also available as a 1 MB PDF, 30 pages.
- Safety and Health Injury Prevention Sheets (SHIPS). OSHA. Shipyard operating in the United States often does not have the benefit of full-time, on-board safety and health specialists. To meet this need and help prevent injuries, OSHA and the shipyard community have jointly developed Safety and Health Injury Prevention Sheets (SHIPS).
- Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment [3 MB PPT*, 66 slides]. OSHA Slide Presentation.
- Examining Fatal Shipyard Accidents. OSHA Video. Provides animated re-enactments of fatal accidents investigated by OSHA.
Marine Cargo Handling
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page
- The US Coast Guard has two programs that address maritime safety and health.
- United States Coast Guard (USCG)
- American Shipbuilding Association (ASA)
- Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA)
- National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP)
- American Waterways Operators (AWO)
- Crane Certification Association of America (CCAA)
- Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI)
Accessibility Assistance: Contact the OSHA Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management at (202) 693-2300 for assistance accessing PDF and PPT materials.
*These files are provided for downloading.