Figure 1: Dry dock area kept uncluttered by use of numerous recycle and trash bins.
Figure 2: JLG used to move scrap off vessel.
Many conditions and operations in shipbreaking may result in hazards that must be evaluated and controlled. Some of these conditions and operations include:
Note: Department of Transportation markings must be maintained on hazardous material containers. Department of Transportation Markings [29 CFR 1915.100] refers to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) [29 CFR 1910.1200]. Also, it should be noted that the HCS requirements do not apply to hazardous waste.
Note: Confined space entry is one of the leading hazards associated with barge cleaning. Review the Shipbreaking: Confined orEnclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres chapter for information on how to protect workers from this hazard.