Industry Notices

Possible Failure of Metal Halide Lamps:

This TIB is not a new standard or regulation and it creates no new legal obligations. It is advisory in nature, informational in content, and is intended to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace.

OSHA’s Directorate of Technical Support (DTS) issues Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs) to provide information about occupational hazards and /or to provide information about noteworthy, innovative, or specialized procedures, practices and research that relate to occupational safety and health. DTS selects topics for TIBs from recognized scientific, industrial hygiene, labor, industry, engineering, and/or medical sources.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act requires employers to comply with hazard-specific safety and health… to read more, click the link below.

TIB 00-09-13


Shipyard Employment General Working Conditions

1915.82(a) General Requirements. 1915.82(a)(1) The employer shall ensure that each work area and walkway is adequately lighted whenever an employee is present. 1915.82(a)(2)

For landside areas, the employer shall provide illumination that meets the levels set forth in Table F-1 to § 1915.82.

Area or operation


General areas on vessels and vessel sections such as accessways, exits, gangways, stairs, and walkways.
General landside areas such as corridors, exits, stairs, and walkways.
All assigned work areas on any vessel or vessel section.
Landside tunnels, shafts, vaults, pumping stations, and underground work areas.
Landside work areas such as machine shops, electrical equipment rooms, carpenter shops, lofts, tool rooms, warehouses, and outdoor work areas.
Changing rooms, showers, sewered toilets, and eating, drinking, and break areas.
First aid stations, infirmaries, and offices.

Note to table F-1 to § 1915.82: The required illumination levels in this table do not apply to emergency or portable lights… Read More by Clicking the Link Below


Construction Illumination Standards


General. Construction areas, ramps, runways, corridors, offices, shops, and storage areas shall be lighted to not less than the minimum illumination intensities listed in Table D-3 while any work is in progress:

 Foot-Candles |            Area of Operation
5............. | General construction area lighting.
3............. | General construction areas, concrete placement,
              |   excavation and waste areas, access ways, active
              |   storage areas, loading platforms, refueling, and
              |   field maintenance areas.
5............. | Indoors: warehouses, corridors, hallways, and
              |   exitways.
5............. | Tunnels, shafts, and general underground work areas:
              |   (Exception: minimum of 10 foot-candles is required
              |   at tunnel and shaft heading during drilling,
              |   mucking, and scaling. Bureau of Mines approved cap
              |   lights shall be acceptable for use in the tunnel
              |   heading)
10............ | General construction plant and shops (e.g., batch
              |   plants, screening plants, mechanical and
              |   electrical equipment rooms, carpenter shops,
              |   rigging lofts and active store rooms, mess halls,
              |   and indoor toilets and workrooms.)
30............ | First aid stations, infirmaries, and offices.


Other areas. For areas or operations not covered above, refer to the American National Standard A11.1-1965, R1970, Practice for Industrial Lighting, for recommended values of illumination… Read More by Clicking the Link Below


Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gases


Definitions applicable to this section. As used in this section:


API-ASME container – A container constructed in accordance with the requirements of paragraph (b)(3)(iii) of this section.


ASME container – A container constructed in accordance with the requirements of paragraph (b)(3)(i) of this section.


Container assembly – An assembly consisting essentially of the container and fittings for all container openings, including shutoff valves, excess flow valves, liquid-level gaging devices, safety relief devices, and protective housing.


Containers – All vessels, such as tanks, cylinders, or drums, used for transportation or storing liquefied petroleum gases.


DOT – Department of Transportation.


DOT container – A container constructed in accordance with the applicable requirements of 49 CFR Chapter 1.


“Liquefied petroleum gases” – “LPG” and “LP-Gas” – Any material which is composed predominantly of any of the following hydrocarbons, or mixtures of them; propane, propylene, butanes (normal butane or iso-butane), and butylenes… Read More by Clicking the Link Below.




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