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Interim survey report: recommendations for ergonomics interventions for ship recycling and repair processes at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, 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 229-17b, 2001 Aug; :1-24
A pre-intervention quantitative risk factor analysis was performed at various shops and locations within Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, a public shipyard that provides ship repair and ship dismantling services for the U.S. Navy. Five specific job tasks were identified for ergonomic analysis. These tasks include: the drydock sorting pad operation, the removal of insulation from vessels, the manual materials handling task in the "cut and carry" process, the use of reciprocating saws to separate components and hulls, and the removal of terrazzo tile with a chipping hammer. Possible engineering interventions to address the risk factors for each task are examined in this report.
Region-10; Ergonomics; Shipbuilding-industry; Shipyard-industry; Shipyard-workers; Shipyards; Materials-handling; Manual-materials-handling; Vibration-exposure; Vibration; Power-tools; Engineering-controls; Control-technology
Field Studies; Control Technology
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