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Interim survey report: recommendations for ergonomics interventions for ship construction processes at Litton Ingalls Shipbuilding Shipyard, Pascagoula, Mississippi.
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 229-15b, 2001 Aug; :1-21
A pre-intervention quantitative risk factor analysis was performed at various shops and locations within Litton Ship Systems, Litton Ingalls Shipbuilding shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi 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: abrasive blasting, hatch assembly, pipe welding, subassembly grinding, and on-board cable pulling. 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.
Region 4; Control-technology; Equipment-design; Ergonomics; Shipbuilding-industry; Shipyard-workers; Shipyards; Industrial-environment; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Metal-workers; Welders
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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