U.S. Department of Labor
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Shipfitters are exposed to the risk of traumatic or acute injury from a variety of sources. They routinely work with tools and materials capable of producing lacerations, amputation and other injuries. A periodic inspection and maintenance program is important to ensure that tools and equipment are in proper working condition. Routine inspections can identify tools and equipment that are in need of servicing or repair and ensure that they are removed from service so employees are not exposed to a hazardous situation.