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Interim survey report: recommendations for ergonomics interventions for ship construction processes at Bath Iron Works Corporation Shipyard, Bath, Maine.
Hudock SD; Wurzelbacher SJ; Siegfried K
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 229-13b, 2000 Jul; :1-30
A pre-intervention quantitative risk factor analysis was performed at various shops and locations at Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine 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 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: unloading of small parts for subassembly, connecting electrical cables at a junction box, pulling cable through the vessel, equipment load-in, insulation installation, welding, and grinding. 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 examined in this report.
Engineering-controls; Ergonomics; Shipbuilding-industry; Shipyard-industry; Shipyard-workers; Shipyards; Construction; Construction-equipment; Construction-materials; Construction-workers; Region-1; Control-technology; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Exposure-assessment; Construction-Search
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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