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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.
OSHA Fact Sheet: Evaluating Shipyard Competent Person Programs
This document is intended for use by employers in the shipyard industry to evaluate the adequacy of their shipyard competent person programs. The information in this document may also be useful to other members of the shipyard community, such as subcontractors and inspectors, for evaluating a shipyard’s program.
ASA Salvage Safety Standards (ASA-SSS
The American Salvage Association was created as an association of professional salvors in order to provide an identity and assist in professionalizing the United States marine salvage and firefighting response capability.
Oil Spills Prevention and Preparedness Regulation
EPA’s oil spill prevention program includes the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) and the Facility Response Plan (FRP) rules. T
NOAA Emergency Response – Oil and Chemical Spills
Information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to support effective and safe responses to oil spills in the coastal environment
OSHA Safe Work Practices for Shipbreaking
This document highlights important information through references and hyperlinks to OSHA regulations that can be used to help employers develop a comprehensive Safety and Health Management System.
Shipyard Employment eTool
This eTool describes common hazards and possible solutions for tasks performed during the ship repair process. The eTool also provides information on barge cleaning.