OSHA's New Document Addresses Shipbreaking Worker Safety

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - Shipbreaking workers are exposed to asbestos, falls, electric shock and fires when removing gear and equipment from outdated ships and breaking down these vessels for recycling. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Safe Work Practices in Shipbreaking document offers ways to help protect workers from injury and death and outlines employers' obligations for providing safe work environments for their workers.

The document, available online only, includes references to OSHA standards, such as fire protection in shipyards, and explains that employers are required to have emergency response and fire prevention plans ...read more