Automatic Rib Welders
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ERGONOMIC INTERVENTIONS IN SHIPYARDS
Hazard: Welding rib stiffeners onto steel plate manually require workers to kneel or squat to perform the tasks stressing the back, neck and legs.
Solution: Automatic, semi-automatic and robotic welders (see photos) minimize the interaction of individual workers to complete the tasks.
- Page last reviewed: May 22, 2012 (archived document)
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Division of Applied Research and Technology