Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

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

Process: Shipfitting



HAZARD/PROCESS Falls Burns/Shocks Over-exposure Traumatic/Acute Injuries Eye Injuries Heat Stress
Hot Work: Welding, Cutting, and Brazing


A-17 A-25




Ship Fitting/Unit Assembly B-2 B-6 B-11 B-14 B-18 B-21
Rigging C-9 C-12





Shipboard Electrical







Shipboard Machining







Shipboard Materials Handling







Surface Preparation: Abrasive Blasting and Painting














Materials Handling: Shop







Insulation/Lagging Installation







Tank Cleaning







Sheet Metal







Pipe Fitting







Support Services







Description of Shipfitting Hazards on Matrix:

Falls - Injuries that result from falling on the same level or to a different level.

Burns - Injuries caused by contact with hot elements, surfaces or exposure to high temperatures; electrical current.

Shocks - Injuries caused by electrical current passing through the body.

Overexposure - Exposure to substances above specified limits.

Traumatic or Acute Injuries - Injuries that manifest immediately from lacerations and puncture wounds.

Eye Injuries - Injuries to the eye caused by external agents or forces such as flying objects, grinding dust, grit and molten metal.

Heat Stress - Prolonged exposure to hot workplace environments that cause the body's core temperature to rise to unhealthy levels and may lead to heat exhaustion, cramps and heat stroke.

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