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General Working Conditions » Work In or On Lifeboats


Figure 1: Lifeboats in stored position on Navy vessel
Figure 1: Lifeboats in stored position on Navy vessel.

When employees are working in or on lifeboats, it should be secured in a way that ensures it does not fall.



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Potential Hazards:

Injuries may occur when:

  • Workers fall out of lifeboats.
  • The lifeboat is released with workers inside.

Requirements and Example Solutions:

  • Before workers are permitted to work in or on a lifeboat, the lifeboat must be secured to prevent accidental release. [29 CFR 1915.96(a)]
  • Workers must not work on the outboard side unless the lifeboat is secured. [29 CFR 1915.96(c)]
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