Shipyard Employment eTool

Shipyard work is traditionally hazardous, with an injury-accident rate more than twice that of construction and general industry. OSHA has targeted the industry in its Strategic Plan to reduce injuries and illnesses and prevent fatalities. This eTool describes common hazards and possible solutions for tasks performed during the ship repair process.  eTools are “stand-alone,” interactive, Web-based training tools on occupational safety and health topics. They are highly illustrated and utilize graphical menus.

This page at OSHA’s Web Site is maintained as a product of the Alliances between OSHA and the American Shipbuilding Association (ASA), National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) and the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA).

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General Requirements

Ship Repair



Barge Cleaning

The Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment Standard (29 CFR Part 1915 Subpart P) was issued September 15, 2004 and became effective December 14, 2004. The new Fire Protection module has been added to address these changes. In addition, it is anticipated the Ship Repair, Shipbuilding and Shipbreaking eTool modules will be modified in the near future to address this new Shipyard fire protection standard.

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