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General Requirements » Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


Figure 1: Many shipyard operations that require the use of PPE.
Figure 1: Many shipyard operations that require the use of PPE.

When engineering or administrative controls are not feasible or adequate to protect workers, or while the controls are being implemented, the employer shall use personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect workers. [29 CFR 1915.151] The following are mandatory elements when PPE is required:

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.

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