Shipyard Employment >> Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding activities are some of the most hazardous shipyard operations. There are multiple types of construction which may include modular construction, traditional construction (from keel up), and fiberglass/composite material mold construction. Shipbuilding includes constructing, assembling, installing, cleaning, painting, outfitting, and testing. Hazards include exposure to toxic substances, hazardous atmospheres, electrocution, falls, fires, and explosions. These hazards can be eliminated or minimized through use of an effective safety and health program.

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