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Preliminary survey report: pre-intervention quantitative risk factor analysis for ship construction processes at Marinette Marine Corporation Shipyard, Marinette, Wisconsin.
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 229-14a, 2001 Aug; :1-94
A pre-intervention quantitative risk factor analysis was performed at various shops and locations within the Marinette Marine shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin as a method 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 the Maritech Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise and the U.S. Navy, to develop projects to enhance the commercial viability of domestic shipyards. Several operations were identified for further analysis including: sheetmetal workers, wire welding in constrained postures, life boat rack installation and shipfitting using comealongs. The application of exposure assessment techniques provided a quantitative analysis of the risk factors associated with the individual tasks. Possible engineering interventions to address these risk factors for each task are briefly discussed.
Control-technology; Risk-factors; Shipbuilding-industry; Shipyard-workers; Shipyards; Region-5; Risk-analysis; Exposure-assessment; Industrial-environment; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Welding; Metal-workers
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Applied Research and Technology Engineering and Physical Hazards Branch, Mailstop R-5, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226
Field Studies; Control Technology
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