Accession Number : ADA454755


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


Corporate Author : NATIONAL STEEL AND SHIPBUILDING CO SAN DIEGO CA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a454755.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1999


Pagination or Media Count : 458


Abstract : This report outlines the objectives, findings, strategies and limitations of the project; Application of Industrial Engineering Techniques to Reduce Workers' Compensation and Environmental Costs. This research was undertaken by National Steel and Shipbuilding Company on behalf of the National Shipbuilding Research Program's, SP-8 Industrial Engineering Panel. The research was divided into eight tasks. Three had sub tasks attached to each of the major tasks. Each task was approved and funded separately. The primary focus was the utilization of Industrial Engineering expertise to provide a safer work environment and reduce costs for workers' compensation and environmental operations. The tasks were: Task 1.0 Project Team Definition, Task 2.0 Establish Complete Project Scope, Task 3.0 Implementation of Task 2.1 In The Selected Areas, Task 4.0 Implementation Of Task 2.2, Task 5.0 Implementation of Task 2.3, Task 6.0 Implementation of Task 2.4, Task 7.0 Conduct Workshops, Task 8.0 Final Report. To ensure success with the project, the research needed to be performed at the lowest level in the organization. It was discovered that employees at this level in the organization were competent enough to assist with research, testing of recommendations, analyzing data and implementing suggested changes.


Descriptors :   *SAFETY , *WOUNDS AND INJURIES , *INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING , ENVIRONMENTS , COSTS , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , UTILIZATION , BLAST , SHIPBUILDING , COMPENSATION , PERSONNEL , COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , COATINGS


Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Marine Engineering
      Safety Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE