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ERGONOMIC INTERVENTIONS IN SHIPYARDS
Easy Fixes: Automatic Rib Welders
Hazard: Welding rib stiffeners onto steel plate manually require workers to kneel or squat to perform the tasks stressing the back, neck and legs.
Solution: Automatic, semi-automatic and robotic welders (see photos) minimize the interaction of individual workers to complete the tasks.
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