Employees on deck barges can face serious hazards. Between 1997 and 2006, 305 employees were killed on barge/tow combinations, and 379 explosions or fires occurred on barges or towboats, killing 14 employees. This course presents guidance on preventing injuries and illnesses from workplace hazards to which workers are exposed on over 4,000 deck barges that operate in the United States.

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Modules: 6
Hours: 6
Sectors: Construction


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  • Key Topics

    • Deck Barge Basics
    • Regulation of Workplace Safety on Deck Barges
    • Slips, Trips, and Falls
    • Preventing Elevated Falls
    • Falling Overboard
    • Personal Floatation Devices
    • Maintenance and Safety
    • Equipment Operator Safety
    • Confined and Enclosed Space Hazards
    • Identifying Toxic Atmospheres
    • Fire and Electrical Hazards
    • Fuel Storage
    • Ventilation
    • Training Requirements
  • Target Audience

    • Employee
    • Supervisor
    • Manager
    • Contractor