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Interim survey report: recommendations for ergonomics interventions for ship construction processes at Halter Moss Point Shipyard, Moss Point, Mississippi.
Wurzelbacher SJ; Hudock SD; Johnston OE
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 229-12b, 2001 Aug; :1-21
A pre-intervention quantitative risk factor analysis was performed at various shops and locations within Halter Marine, Inc. Moss Point Shipyard, as a method to identify and quantify ergonomic risk factors that workers may be exposed to in the course of their normal work duties. The application of exposure assessment techniques provided a quantitative analysis of the risk factors associated with the individual tasks. Based on these analyses and a review of safety management practices, three ergonomic interventions are suggested for the Halter Marine Shipyard: 1) a computerized injury tracking system for use in the Halter safety, workers compensation, and administrative departments; 2) a shear press lift table for the east side fabrication shop; and 3) a gator bar tool re-design for the angle iron positioning process in the steel yard. Detailed descriptions of each intervention are provided including cost benefit analysis where appropriate.
Engineering-controls; Ergonomics; Shipbuilding-industry; Shipyard-industry; Shipyard-workers; Shipyards; Construction; Construction-equipment; Construction-materials; Control-technology; Region-4; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Injury-prevention; Equipment-design; Exposure-assessment
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Applied Research and Technology, Engineering and Physical Hazards Branch, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Mailstop R-5, Cincinnati, OH 45226
Field Studies; Control Technology
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