New document addresses shipbreaking worker safety (4/8)
The document, available online only at http://www.osha.gov/Publications/3375shipbreaking.pdf, 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. "Shipbreaking workers' safety and health depend on their employers following the standards meant to prevent work-related hazards," said OSHA Assistant Secretary David Michaels.
The document also highlights information on shipbreaking safety and health issues through references and hyperlinks to OSHA regulations. These regulations can help employers develop safety and health programs to protect workers through all phases of the shipbreaking process.