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Shipyard Employment

  • Shipyard Employment. OSHA eTool. Shipyard work has traditionally been hazardous, with an injury-accident rate more than twice that of construction and general industry. OSHA has targeted the industry in its Strategic Plan to reduce injuries and illnesses and prevent fatalities. This eTool addresses the entire 1915 regulation as it pertains to ship repair which includes activities such as altering, converting, installing, cleaning, painting, and maintaining vessels.
  • Safe Work Practices for Marine Hanging Staging (PDF). OSHA Guidance Document, (April 2005).

OSHA Training Institute (OTI)

Marine Cargo Handling

Other Training Resources

  • The US Coast Guard has two programs that address maritime safety and health.
  • Industry
    • United States Coast Guard (USCG)
    • American Shipbuilding Association (ASA)
    • Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA)
    • National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP)
    • American Waterways Operators (AWO)
    • Crane Certification Association of America (CCAA)
    • Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI)
OSHA Bulletins: SHIBs, HIBs and TIBs
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