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This presentation discusses the following topics: hazard communication standard, right-to-know, globally harmonized system, DOT hazardous materials, international symbols, emergency response guidebook, and safety data sheets.
Shipyard employment activities are typically dangerous, but employees working alone are at an increased
risk due to their remote location, which may decrease the likelihood of rapid detection or prompt treatment
of an injury. Employers can help reduce this risk by accounting for employees working alone. The
provisions in §1915.84 address the hazards associated with employees in shipyards working alone.
Hot work performed on hollow or enclosed structures on a vessel or shoreside can present hazards to both workers and the vessel or facility. OSHA’s regulations detail safe practices during hot work on these types of structures; however, these require-ments only apply to shipyard work and to vessel repair outside of shipyards.
Sewage systems on vessels are known as Marine Sanitation Devices (MSDs) or Collection, Holding and Transfer Tanks (CHTs). Cleaning these systems is required for operations such as routine surveys and inspections, surface preservation, equipment modification, repairs and maintenance. Entering and cleaning sewage tanks, piping and components present specific hazards to workers that put them at risk for injuries
and illnesses if they are not properly protected (29 CFR 1915.13).
The Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) are issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and govern the transportation of hazardous materials in interstate, intrastate, and foreign commerce. The primary goal of the HMR is the safety of the public and those whose occupations involve preparing hazardous materials for transportation or transporting them. To minimize risks, USDOT has issued specific requirements for shipments of hazardous materials in transportation. A basic understanding of the HMR is required for compliance with the regulations. This workbook is designed to assist you with the first step – learning to locate specific parts, subparts and references within the HMR.
Hexavalent chromium or Cr(VI) is a toxic form of chromium that can cause severe health effects to workers, including lung cancer. Chromium compounds are added to paints and primers to provide corrosion protection and reflective properties. Bridge painting activities such as abrasive blasting can expose workers to hazardous levels of Cr(VI).
The International Practice Specialty (IPS) extends deep condolences to the victims of the July train incident in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Javier Saavedra, IPS Spain and Portugal liaison, provided updates and collected safety and emergency evacuation requirements for rail transportation to advise local authorities.
IPS advisory committee members from Australia, Canada and the U.S. immediately disseminated relevant information, which is provided here as a reference for IPS members.
Hexavalent chromium or Cr(VI) is a toxic form of chromium which can cause severe health effects to workers, including lung cancer. Chromium compounds are added to paints and primers to provide corrosion protection and to create specific colors. Painting operations in the aerospace and air transportation industries can expose workers to hazardous levels of Cr(VI). The OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) for worker exposure to Cr(VI) is 5 μg/m3 [as an 8-hour-time weighted average (TWA)] and OSHA regulates worker exposure to this hazardous substance under its Chromium (VI) standard, 29 CFR 1910.1026.
Repair procedures for intermodal containers are not covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards nor any national consensus standard. This Fact Sheet will help identify hazards workers may be exposed to while repairing intermodal containers, and provide recommendations to employers on ways to minimize the risks and ensure the safety of workers.
Activities, such as filing taxes, reporting finances to regulatory officials, completing environmental permits, updating insurance coverage information, employee hiring and safety compliance, all have important recordkeeping requirements. These functions are an important part of an organization’s operation. Thorough vehicle maintenance recordkeeping should be a part of your operation’s everyday pursuit for compliance and risk reduction.
The Body of Knowledge project is dedicated to creating a living reference that represents the collective knowledge of the Safety, Health and Environmental profession. While the preliminary work has begun, there is still more to do. The purpose of this website is to introduce subject areas that will eventually be part of the Body of Knowledge, and to gather feedback on the future direction, and ongoing assessment of what needs to be completed.
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