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May 29, 2018
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.

Source: OSHA

Feb 27, 2018
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.

Source: OSHA

Oct 05, 2017
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.

Source: OSHA

Jun 19, 2017
Hazards Associated with Spray Painting in Shipyard Employment

This new factsheet explains how to protect workers from the primary dangers associated with spray painting marine vessels

Source: OSHA

Jan 22, 2017
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.

Source: ASA

Jan 22, 2017
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

Source: EPA

Jan 22, 2017
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

Source: NOAA

Jan 22, 2017
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.

Source: OSHA

Jan 22, 2017
OSHA Assistance for the Maritime Industry

These pages are part of OSHA's commitment to provide employers and maritime workers with information and assistance to help in complying with OSHA standards and in ensuring a safe workplace.

Source: OSHA

Jan 22, 2017
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.

Source: OSHA