Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
U.S. Department of Labor

Process: Hot Work



HAZARD/PROCESS Improper Body Position Repeated Trauma Falls Burns/Shocks Over-exposure Traumatic/Acute Injuries Eye Injuries Heat Stress
Hot Work: Welding, Cutting, and Brazing A-3 A-8


A-17 A-25




Ship Fitting/Unit Assembly



B-2 B-6 B-11 B-14 B-18 B-21



C-9 C-12





Shipboard Electrical




D-4, D-15, D-16, D-17


D-18, D-19, D-20, D-21



Control of Hazardous Energy Lockout/Tags-plus






E-13, E-14



Hazard Definitions

  • Body Position-Injuries from awkward or prolonged static postures or hand gripping.
  • Repeated Trauma-Injuries which develop over time due to repeated motion, vibration, or pressure.
  • Over Exertion-Injuries brought about by extreme fatigue.
  • Eye Injuries-Injuries to the eye caused by some external agent or force.
  • Lifting-Injuries that occur from manually raising or lowering objects to a different level.
  • Falls-Injuries resulting from falling on the same or to a different level.
  • Burns-Injuries (usually to the skin) resulting from either thermal or radiant energy.
  • Shocks-Injuries resulting from an electrical current passing through the body.
  • Over exposure-Exposure which exceeds specified limits.
  • Traumatic Injury-Injury or wound brought about by an outside force that manifests itself immediately.
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