The maritime industry encompasses the construction, repair and scrapping of vessels, as well as the movement of cargo and other materials. OSHA standards cover safety requirements at marine terminals and in longshoring and shipyard operations.

There are many hazards associated with the maritime industry, including slips, trips and falls, machinery and equipment hazards, hazardous chemicals, confined/enclosed spaces and fire hazards. The implementation of controls, procedures and training is essential to raising awareness of potential maritime industry hazards and ways to keep workers safe.


OSHA has produced a wide variety of publications, videos and other resources to help identify, reduce and eliminate hazards in the maritime sector. For more information visit OSHA’s Maritime Industry Resources and Solutions webpage.

Upcoming OSHA #5402 Update for Maritime Industry Trainers

Upcoming OSHA #5410 OSHA Standards for the Maritime Industry

Upcoming OSHA #5400 Trainer Course for the Maritime Industry