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Working with the Shipyard Industry


Control of Hazardous Energy

Protecting Workers When Servicing Machinery, Equipment and Systems
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This guidance document is intended to provide information about the shipyard-employment standard related to the control of hazardous energy, 29 CFR 1915.89. The Occupational Safety and Health Act requires employers to comply with safety and health standards promulgated by OSHA or by a state with an OSHA-approved state plan. However, this guidance document is not itself a standard or regulation, and it creates no new legal obligations.

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