Protective Hatch Cover
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ERGONOMIC INTERVENTIONS IN SHIPYARDS
Hazard: The sun can create high thermal loads even for workers below deck on the vessel under construction.
Solution: When positioned over a deck opening, this hatch cover shades workers from the sun, while providing some protection from falls into the open hatch and from loads dropped from above the deck.
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