OSHA: Helpful Resources for the Maritime Industry

Shipyard work traditionally has an injury rate of more than twice that of construction and general industry. They are at risk for struck-by accidents, back injuries, falls, respiratory ailments, and more. To address the unique safety issues for these workers, OSHA provides resources to help lower the threat of accidents and fatalities.

  • The Shipyard Employment eTool describes common hazards and possible solutions for tasks performed during the ship repair process
  • OSHA also examines fatal shipyard accidents in a series of videos. Some of the topics include Confined Space Hazards, Crane Hazards, Drowning Hazards, Fall Hazards, and Lockout/Tagout Failures
  • OSHA’s fact sheet Longshoring in Marine Terminals addresses safe baggage handling at cruise ship terminals
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