Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.
OSHA Examining Fatal Shipyard Accidents Videos
OSHA has many resources that address hazards within the maritime industry, including this series of 16 videos that examines shipyard fatalities and shows how similar incidents can be prevented.
OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for General Industry and Maritime
Workers who are exposed to respirable crystalline silica dust are at increased risk of developing serious silica-related diseases. OSHA’s standard requires employers to take steps to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica.
Fatalities associated with hot work on oilfield tanks, tankers, and related equipment
A new hazard alert explains how to prevent fatalities associated with hot work on oilfield tanks, tankers, and related equipment.
Source: Steps Network
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Crane, Derrick and Hoist Safety
The following questions link to information relevant to crane, derrick, and hoist safety in the workplace: What OSHA Standards Apply? What are the hazards and possible solutions associated with crane, derrick and hoist safety? What additional information is available
OSHA Fact Sheet: Safely Performing Hot Work on Hollow or Enclosed Structures in Marine Terminals
OSHA requires employers to provide workplaces that are free of recognized hazards. Hot work performed on hollow or enclosed structures in marine terminals can present hazards to marine terminal workers.
Safety and Health Injury Prevention: Working with the Shipyard Industry - Process Rigging
OSHA issued a new Safety and Health Injury Prevention Sheet to help protect workers against hazards posed during rigging operations in shipyards.
Safety and Health Injury Prevention Sheet (SHIPS) on Shipfitting
This new OSHA resource addresses the hazards of shipfitting in vessel construction and repair and ways to avoid those hazards.
Abrasive Blasting Hazards in Shipyard Employment
OSHA developed this document to alert shipyard employers and their employees about abrasive blasting hazards and the controls that can be implemented to reduce, avoid or eliminate them.