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ERGONOMIC INTERVENTIONS IN SHIPYARDS
Hazard: Miscellaneous deck openings provide the opportunity for trips or falls especially among workers that may not be familiar with the immediate work area.
Solution: This circular hatch ring guard is bolted over an open deck at a Japanese shipyard to prevent workers from stepping or falling into the opening (see photo). The fixture should be sturdy enough not to bend or break under anticipated load.
- Page last reviewed: May 22, 2012 (archived document)
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Division of Applied Research and Technology