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Subchapter 18. Ship Building, Ship Repairing and Ship Breaking Safety Orders
Article 9. Personal Protective Equipment

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Appendix B

Suggested Safety Program For Employers GENERAL

1. Demonstrate your interest in safety by establishing a firm and positive accident prevention policy that includes the supplying of tangible items like hard hats, good ladders, first aid materials, and safety devices on equipment.

2. Provide that capable, responsible supervisors make regular inspections of scaffolds, stairs, ladders, structures, machinery and equipment at frequent intervals and take immediate corrective measures to eliminate hazards.

3. Make certain that the foreman assume their share of the responsibility for accidents and require a written report from them on each accident. Require that each report suggest a feasible means of avoiding future accidents of a similar nature.

4. Hold monthly or more frequent meetings with all foreman for a discussion of safety problems and accidents that have occurred. Have something specific ready for discussion, such as safety regulations, or any changes in equipment and methods that are to be adopted for safety reasons.

5. Keep track of your safety record and keep everyone posted as to progress. A graph or chart, indicating gains or losses, is good for this purpose.

6. Display safety posters, warning signs and a sign indicating how many consecutive accident-free days have passed.

7. Post a list of all shops which have been accident free for a specific period of time.

8. Establish various forms of safety competition, including suitable rewards or recognition to individuals and crews with good records.

9. Require foremen to give individual safety instructions and orders to new employees and those found to be working unsafely.

10. Have the foremen call short “gangbox” safety meetings with their crew once a week on the job, to emphasize some particular safety problem that needs special attention.

11. Encourage safety suggestions from all employees and, if the suggestion cannot be followed promptly, explain why to the employee.

12. Give employees copies of certain important safety rules that they are expected to follow.

13. Arrange for frequent and regular field safety inspections.

Note: Authority cited: Sections 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


1. New Appendix B filed 1-22-88; operative 2-21-88 (Register 88, No. 6).

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