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Preliminary survey report: pre-intervention quantitative risk factor analysis for ship construction processes at Jeffboat LLC, Jeffersonville, Indiana, report no. CT-229-11a.

Authors
Hudock-SD; Wurzelbacher-SJ; Johnston-OE
Source
NIOSH 2000 Nov; :1-98
NIOSHTIC No.
20021221
Abstract
A pre-intervention quantitative risk factor analysis was performed at various shops and locations within Jeffboat LLC, a builder of river barges in Indiana, as a method to identify and quantify risk factors that workers may be exposed to in the course of their normal work duties. This survey was conducted as part of a larger project, funded through Maritech Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise and the U.S. Navy, to develop projects to enhance the commercial viability of domestic shipyards. Four locations were identified: the rake frame subassembly process, the unloading of angle irons in the steelyard, the honeycomb confined space welding process for double hull barges, and the shear press operation in the plate shop. The application of exposure assessment techniques provided a quantitative analysis of the risk factors associated with the individual tasks. Possible engineering interventions to address these risk factors for each task are briefly discussed.
Keywords
Shipbuilding-industry; Shipyard-industry; Shipyard-workers; Shipyards; Boat-manufacturing-industry; Region-5; Risk-analysis; Ergonomics; Welding; Welding-industry; Welders; Metal-workers; Metal-industry; Metal-industry-workers; Materials-handling; Confined-spaces; Construction-Search
Publication Date
20001101
Document Type
Control Technology; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
PB2003-100099
NTIS Price
A07
Identifying No.
CT-229-11a
NIOSH Division
DART
Priority Area
Organization of Work; Work Environment And Workforce
SIC Code
3731
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH; IN
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