Figure 1: Many shipyard operations require PPE.
Employees must receive training in the proper use, care, and maintenance of personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce injuries and illnesses and prevent fatalities. [29 CFR 1915.152(e)(1)]
OSHA hierachy of controls is:
- Engineering Controls
- Administration Controls
- Personal Protective Equipment
Note: Confined space entry is one of the leading hazards associated with barge cleaning. Review Ship Repair: Confined or Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres for information on how to protect workers from this hazard.