Preliminary survey report: pre-intervention quantitative risk factor analysis for ship repair processes at Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation, Seattle, Washington.
Hudock SD; Wurzelbacher SJ
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, EPHB 229-18a, 2001 Feb; :1-90
A pre-intervention quantitative risk factor analysis was personnel at various shops and locations within Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation facility in Seattle, Washington. This analysis was performed to identify and quantify risk factors that workers may be exposed to in the course of their normal work duties. This survey was conducted as part of a larger project, funded through Maritech Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise and the U.S. Navy, to develop projects to enhance the commercial viability of domestic shipyards. Specific processes and locations were identified within the shipyard for further analysis. Work processes were videotaped and simple direct measures of workstation dimensions and tool weights were taken. The application of exposure assessment techniques provided a quantitative' analysis of the risk factors associated with the individual tasks. Possible engineering and administrative interventions to address these risk factors for each task are briefly discussed.
Region-10; Shipyard-industry; Shipyards; Shipyard-workers; Engineering-controls; Ergonomics; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Manual-materials-handling; Manual-lifting; Welding; Welders; Grinding-equipment
Field Studies; Control Technology
NTIS Accession No.
Control Technology & Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health