OSHA Releases New Safety and Health Injury Prevention Sheet with Information on Rigging Hazards

OSHA issued a new Safety and Health Injury Prevention Sheet to help protect workers against hazards posed during rigging operations in shipyards. SHIPS: Rigging provides both employers and workers with real-world hazard information and solutions. Workers performing rigging functions use ropes and cables to secure a ship’s parts and sections for lifting by cranes, hoists and other material handling equipment. OSHA’s Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health identifies rigging as a high-hazard operation because loads that are improperly rigged can expose workers to falls, electric shock, amputation and being crushed by objects, among other hazards. See the OSHA Web site for more information on protecting the safety and health of workers in the Maritime Industry.

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