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Figure 1: First aid kit
Figure 1: First aid kit.

Due to the hazardous work in the shipyard, first aid resources must be available. [29 CFR 1915.98]



First Aid
Figure 2: Stokes basket and other first aid supplied in rescue man basket
Figure 2: Stokes basket and other first aid supplied in rescue man basket.

Potential Hazards:

Injuries to workers may worsen due to inadequate or delayed access to medial treatment.

Requirements and Example Solutions:

  • If a first aid room and a qualified attendant are not close at hand, an adequate first aid kit and a qualified person to administer first aid must be available on the vessel. [29 CFR 1915.98(a) and (b)]
  • A stokes basket or equivalent must be available when there are 10 or more employees working. [29 CFR 1915.98(d)]
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