Workers performing activities in high temperatures and humid conditions are at risk for heat-related illness. Symptoms of heat-related illness include fainting, dizziness, nausea, and muscle spasms. Keep workers safe by following these simple safety practices.
The Inspections and Compliance Directorate issued Marine Safety Alert 04-19, “Confined Spaces: Silent & Invisible Killers” to remind mariners that despite decades of work to improve confined space entry by maritime safety organizations, training institutions, and vessel owners/operators, the risks have not been eliminated. This is illustrated by a recent casualty where three persons were asphyxiated while working onboard a laid-up Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU).
Preventing Maritime Vessel Explosions – The Role of the Marine Chemist With advances in technology, increased regulatory requirements for training, and an industry that has been committed to improving working conditions, especially those associated with confined space entry and fire prevention, why are we still seeing maritime related fires and explosions that often include serious … Read more
The following NFPA Fact Sheets have just been released: NFPA Fact Sheet: Marine Industry & Shipyard Hot Work NFPA Fact Sheet: Marine Industry & Shipyard Confined Space Entry & Work These resources define hot work, discuss confined spaces and the recognition, evaluation, and control of hazards presented by these, outline when a Marine Chemist is … Read more