Boat Builders

  • K. Tarvainen
  • L. Kanerva


Boats are made of fibre-glass-reinforced plastics, plywood, boards of various wood, aluminium or steel. The typical boat building facility is small with few workers. Due to manual working methods, workers’ exposure to hazardous materials is increased (Brigham and Landrigan 1985; Tarvainen et al. 1993b). The workers may take part in all work shifts, from the preparing of moulds to the finishing operations and packing. In large plants, mill workers or cabinet makers construct decks, cabinets and their fitting. However, usually all jobs are made in the same industry hall. Therefore, the workers can be exposed to dust from other processes than they are actually involved with themselves.


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  • L. Kanerva

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