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Interim survey report: recommendations for ergonomics interventions for ship construction processes at Halter Moss Point Shipyard, Moss Point, Mississippi, report no. CT-229-12b.

Authors
Wurzelbacher-SJ; Hudock-SD; Johnston-OE
Source
NIOSH 2001 Aug; :1-21
NIOSHTIC No.
20028578
Abstract
A pre-intervention quantitative risk factor analysis was performed at various shops and locations within Halter Marine, Inc. Moss Point Shipyard, as a method to identify and quantify ergonomic risk factors that workers may be exposed to in the course of their normal work duties. The application of exposure assessment techniques provided a quantitative analysis of the risk factors associated with the individual tasks. Based on these analyses and a review of safety management practices, three ergonomic interventions are suggested for the Halter Marine Shipyard: 1) a computerized injury tracking system for use in the Halter safety, workers compensation, and administrative departments; 2) a shear press lift table for the east side fabrication shop; and 3) a gator bar tool re-design for the angle iron positioning process in the steel yard. Detailed descriptions of each intervention are provided including cost benefit analysis where appropriate.
Keywords
Engineering-controls; Ergonomics; Shipbuilding-industry; Shipyard-industry; Shipyard-workers; Shipyards; Construction; Construction-equipment; Construction-materials; Control-technology; Region-4; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Injury-prevention; Equipment-design; Exposure-assessment
Contact
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Applied Research and Technology, Engineering and Physical Hazards Branch, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Mailstop R-5, Cincinnati, OH 45226
Publication Date
20010801
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
PB2006-100871
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
CT-229-12b
NIOSH Division
DART
SIC Code
3731
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MS; OH
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