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Figure 1: Dry dock area kept uncluttered by use of numerous recycle and trash bins
Figure 1: Dry dock area kept uncluttered by use of numerous recycle and trash bins.

Figure 2: JLG used to move scrap off vessel
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.



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