Hazards

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.

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May 29, 2018
OSHA Examining Fatal Shipyard Accidents Videos

https://www.osha.gov/video/shipyard_accidents/index.html

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.

Source: OSHA

Feb 27, 2018
OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for General Industry and Maritime

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3682.pdf

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.

Source: OSHA

Nov 01, 2016
Fatalities associated with hot work on oilfield tanks, tankers, and related equipment

http://stepsnetwork.com/member-presentations/file/HotWork%20Hazard%20Alert%20Final%209-28-16%252Epdf

A new hazard alert explains how to prevent fatalities associated with hot work on oilfield tanks, tankers, and related equipment.

Source: Steps Network

Aug 01, 2014
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Crane, Derrick and Hoist Safety

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/cranehoistsafety/index.html

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

Source: OSHA

May 01, 2014
OSHA Fact Sheet: Safely Performing Hot Work on Hollow or Enclosed Structures in Marine Terminals

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3732.pdf

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.

Source: OSHA

May 01, 2014
OSHA Fact Sheet: Servicing Multi-Piece and Single-Piece Rim Wheels in Marine Terminals

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3654.pdf

This fact sheet is for employers and workers, to demonstrate the hazards associatedwith handling multi-piece and single-piece rim wheels.

Source: OSHA

Apr 01, 2011
Safety and Health Injury Prevention: Working with the Shipyard Industry - Process Rigging

http://www.osha.gov/dts/maritime/sltc/ships/rigging/index.html

OSHA issued a new Safety and Health Injury Prevention Sheet to help protect workers against hazards posed during rigging operations in shipyards.

Source: OSHA

Aug 01, 2009
Guidelines for Developing a Welding and Cutting Safety Program

http://ehstoday.com/safety/ehs_imp_37836

OSHA's safety management guidelines offer safety managers a framework for preventing hot work injuries and fatalities.

Source: EH&S Today

Oct 01, 2008
Safety and Health Injury Prevention Sheet (SHIPS) on Shipfitting

http://www.osha.gov/dts/maritime/sltc/ships/shipfitting/shipfitting.pdf

This new OSHA resource addresses the hazards of shipfitting in vessel construction and repair and ways to avoid those hazards.

Source: OSHA

Jan 01, 2007
Abrasive Blasting Hazards in Shipyard Employment

http://www.osha.gov/dts/maritime/standards/guidance/shipyard_guidance.html

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.

Source: OSHA