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Document ID (ISN)67579
CIS number 96-1540
ISSN - Serial title 0097-6326 - Federal Register
Year 1996
Convention or series no. 29 CFR Part 1915
Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Title Personal Protective Equipment for Shipyard Employment: Final Rule [USA]
Bibliographic information 24 May 1996, Vol.61, No.102, Part III, p.26322-26360. 17 ref.
Abstract This final rule became effective (except for some minor provisions) on 22 Aug. 1996. It updates, reorganizes and simplifies the standards related to the wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) during shipyard employment. Shipbuilding, ship repair and shipbreaking are all included within its scope. Where appropriate, the final rule deletes existing specification-oriented provisions that limit employer innovation and incorporates performance-oriented language. Contents: Part I (commentary and analysis): background; estimates of shipyard injuries involving lost workdays or body injury in the US in 1992 and 1994 (by body part injured and nature of injury); summary and explanation of the final rule; final economic analysis and environmental impact assessment summary. Part II (legal text of the final rule): scope, application and definitions; general requirements; eye and face protection; head protection; foot protection; hand and body protection; lifesaving equipment; personal fall arrest systems; positioning device systems. (Respiratory protection for shipyard employment is covered by 29 CFR 1910.134). In annex: guidelines to hazard assessment, PPE selection and PPE training programmes; testing guidelines for personal fall protection systems; list of relevant ANSI and ASME standards and TLV list from ACGIH.
Descriptors (primary) USA; shipbuilding industry; shipbreaking; shipyards
Descriptors (secondary) protection against falls from heights; statistics; economic aspects; comment on standard; law; comment on law; standard; hazard evaluation
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Shipwrecking
Shipbuliding and ship repair