Original Date: 04/24/2007
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Information : OSHA Compliance Management System
The University of New Orleans, College of Engineering began development of a personal computer-based system to track and monitor Occupational Safety and Health Administration worker exposure and hazards in the shipbuilding industry.
Facilities faced with monitoring and reporting compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) exposure and hazards may discover that the collection, analysis, and reporting effort are quite considerable. The University of New Orleans, College of Engineering (UNO COE) began the development of a personal computer-based system to track and manage that effort from one point. The compliance management system will contain data on worker exposure, health, safety, training, and related activities. It will be developed to calculate occupational safety and health parameters to support decisions on regulatory analysis and compliance. Four tasks have been identified, with the first two completed. These include established type of work versus risks, exposures, safety and health hazards, and established OSHA compliance procedures, calculations, and requirements.
Much of the data was collected separately to measure exposure levels in the shipbuilding industry and was used to complete the first task. Similarly, compliance models developed to assess worker health and safety information were derived from data collected under actual field conditions. The Nederman Filterbox is typical of measures used to control exposure in the shipbuilding industry.
Two remaining tasks are underway, including established shipyard responsibilities to achieve OSHA compliance and established performance-tracking procedures and methods. The third task will address monitoring, prevention efforts, data analysis, and reporting. The final task will consider historical trends and desired tracking metrics. The UNO COE is conducting the collection, analysis, and reporting effort in cooperation with OSHA and members of the shipbuilding industry.
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