Accession Number:

ADA454755

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL STEEL AND SHIPBUILDING CO SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

458.0

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 Programs, 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Marine Engineering
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE