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Process: Shipfitting

 

Matrix:

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

 

A-17 A-25

 

A-12

 

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

 

C-13

 

 

Shipboard Electrical

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shipboard Machining

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shipboard Materials Handling

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surface Preparation: Abrasive Blasting and Painting

 

 

 

 

 

 

Housekeeping

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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