Shipbuilding and Ship Repair
Together, with members of the airline industry and the National Safety Council (NSC), OSHA works to provide employers and airline industry workers with information and assistance to help create a healthy and safe working environment.
Shipbuilding and ship repair hazards are addressed in specific OSHA standards for maritime and construction.
Hazards and Solutions
Provides references that aid in recognizing and controlling hazards in shipbuilding and ship repair.
- NEW Understanding your Role as a Shipyard Competent Person. OSHA QuickCard™ (Publication 4138), (2021). Also available in Spanish.
- Shipyard Employment: Safe Use of Portable and Hand-Held Power Tools. OSHA Fact Sheet (Publication 3950), (June 2018).
- Shipyard Employment: Personal Protective Equipment. OSHA Fact Sheet (Publication 3951), (June 2018).
- Evaluation of Fire and Rescue Services. OSHA Fact Sheet (Publication 3925), (November 2017). Helps employers in the shipyard industry to evaluate the adequacy of their fire and rescue response capabilities.
- Hazards Associated with Spray Painting in Shipyard Employment. OSHA Fact Sheet (Publication 3897), (2017)
- Hazards during the Repair and Maintenance of Refrigeration Systems on Vessels. OSHA Fact Sheet, (November 2015).
- Ventilation in Shipyard Employment. OSHA Publication 3639-04, (2013).
- OSHA reissues Shipbreaking National Emphasis Program and updates Shipyard PPE directive to include PPE Payment. OSHA Trade News Release, (November 29, 2010).
- Examining Fatal Shipyard Accidents. OSHA Video. Provides animated re-enactments of fatal accidents investigated by OSHA.
- Shipyard Employment. OSHA eTool. Shipyard work has traditionally been hazardous, with an injury-accident rate more than twice that of construction and general industry. OSHA has targeted the industry in its Strategic Plan to reduce injuries and illnesses and prevent fatalities.