Accession Number : ADA446589


Title :   The National Shipbuilding Research Program. Application of Industrial Engineering Techniques to Reduce Workers' Compensation and Environmental Costs - Deliverable F


Corporate Author : NATIONAL STEEL AND SHIPBUILDING CO SAN DIEGO CA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a446589.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1999


Pagination or Media Count : 118


Abstract : The Electrical Department encompasses many areas of Nassco including Onboard (both new construction installation and ship repair), On-Block ground outfitting small shop repair services and Facilities Maintenance. The Electrical Trade services many areas of the yard and work tasks can vary greatly from installing and repairing equipment to pulling yards (actual miles) of cable. Various tasks include layout installation cable pulls hook up repair and testing of shipboard equipment. In order to perform most levels of electrical work physical requirements such as frequent lifting carrying pulling pushing standing climbing ladders overhead reaching and manual dexterity are necessary while performing such functions in contorted positions. Many electricians are also certified to weld braces and mounting equipment. In 1996 a stretching program was instituted in cable crew work areas. The injury rates declined (for a while) following implementation during the first six months of the year then escalated during the last half of the year. There were seventy sprain and strain injuries during 1996. This amounted to an injury percentage of 127% among a total of fifty-five cable crew employees. In 1997 the injury rate declined significantly to 3.6% with fifty-five employees assigned to the cable crew. The current rate is 2.3% with forty-two employees remaining on the cable crew.


Descriptors :   *CREWS , *WOUNDS AND INJURIES , *COMPENSATION , *INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING , MAINTENANCE , REQUIREMENTS , ENVIRONMENTS , SKILLS , PHYSICAL PROPERTIES , FACILITIES , CABLES , SHIPBOARD , SHOPS(WORK AREAS) , SHIPBUILDING , PERSONNEL , MANUAL OPERATION , RATES , ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES , COSTS , MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL , REPAIR , CONSTRUCTION , INSTALLATION


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys


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