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Safety information profile: ship building and repairing.

Authors
Burton-DJ
Source
NIOSH 1979 Apr; :1-57
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00091529
Abstract
A safety information profile is presented for the ship building and repair industry (SIC-3731). Major ship building activities such as steel frame and hull construction, propulsion, and support equipment outfitting, are described. Safety and health hazards and controls are discussed. Injury and illness statistics are given, and compensation claims are discussed. Related studies are cited. Growth trends and new technology in the industry and existing standards are reviewed. A list of names and addresses of industry associations, unions, and other interested parties is provided. It is concluded that industry accident rates and compensation claims are high. Explanations include poor safety programs, insufficient standards and enforcement, the hazardous nature of the work itself, and exploitation of compensation laws. Comprehensive study of accident causes and prevention techniques is recommended.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-78-0130; Safety-programs; Safety-practices; Safety-equipment; Accident-statistics; Industrial-operations; Industrial-processes; Industrial-equipment; Industrial-hazards; Ship-building-and-repairing
Publication Date
19790401
Document Type
Final Contract Report
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-154749
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
Contract-210-78-0130
NIOSH Division
DSR
SIC Code
3731
Source Name
Division of Safety Research, NIOSH, Morgantown, West Virginia
State
VA; WV
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division