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Preliminary survey report: pre-intervention quantitative risk factor analysis for ship repair processes at Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation, Seattle, Washington, report no. CT-229-18a.

Authors
Hudock-SD; Wurzelbacher-SJ
Source
NIOSH 2001 Feb; :1-90
NIOSHTIC No.
20021651
Abstract
A pre-intervention quantitative risk factor analysis was personnel at various shops and locations within Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation facility in Seattle, Washington. This analysis was performed 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. Specific processes and locations were identified within the shipyard for further analysis. Work processes were videotaped and simple direct measures of workstation dimensions and tool weights were taken. The application of exposure assessment techniques provided a quantitative' analysis of the risk factors associated with the individual tasks. Possible engineering and administrative interventions to address these risk factors for each task are briefly discussed.
Keywords
Region-10; Shipyard-industry; Shipyards; Shipyard-workers; Engineering-controls; Ergonomics; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Manual-materials-handling; Manual-lifting; Welding; Welders; Grinding-equipment
Publication Date
20010201
Document Type
Control Technology; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
PB2003-103823
NTIS Price
A06
Identifying No.
CT-229-18a
NIOSH Division
DART
Priority Area
Control Technology & Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches
SIC Code
3731
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH; WA
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