Industry Name

Ship Building and Repairing

Comments

Shipyard workers had increased risk for lung cancer and mesothelioma from asbestos. [BC Cancer Agency] See OSHA Technical Links> http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/shipbuildingrepair/index.html

Description

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating a shipyard. Shipyards are fixed facilities with drydocks and fabrication equipment capable of building a ship, defined as watercraft typically suitable or intended for other than personal or recreational use. Activities of shipyards include the construction of ships, their repair, conversion and alteration, the production of prefabricated ship and barge sections, and specialized services, such as ship scaling.

Category

Manufacturing

NAICS Code

336611

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