Shipyard Safety & Health

SCA and OSHA National Alliance

SCA has partnered with OSHA through the National Alliance program since 2003. The Alliance promotes continued awareness and training of employees in the industry.  Through the Alliance, OSHA and the Shipbuilding Group will provide shipyards across the country with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to electrical, ergonomic, struck-by, and slip, trip and fall hazards in shipyard employment, and by addressing issues of non-English-speaking or limited-English-speaking workers.

The Alliance’s goals include:

Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives:

  • To share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
  • To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on shipyard safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.

Outreach and Communication:

  • To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA’s and the Shipbuilding Group’s websites) to employers and workers in the industry.
  • To speak, exhibit or appear at OSHA’s or the Shipbuilding Group’s conferences, local meetings, or other events such as SCA’s Bi-Annual Safety Seminars.
  • To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding the Shipbuilding Group’s good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by participants.

SCA remains committed to safety, raising awareness and helping elevate the standard of excellence for safe and sound workplaces.

Safe + Sound Campaign

SCA was a proud Partner of the national Safe + Sound Campaign, which encourages every workplace in the U.S. to have a safety and health program. Safety and health programs foster a proactive approach to “finding and fixing” workplace hazards before they can cause injury or illness, ensuring workers go home safe and sound every day. Core elements of the safety and health programs are management leadership, worker participation, and finding and fixing hazards.

SCA – OSHA Shipbuilding Group Alliance

Through the Alliance, OSHA and the SCA use relevant injury, illness, and hazard exposure data when appropriate to help identify areas of emphasis for Alliance awareness, outreach, and communication activities.

Together, the Alliance has three core objectives:

1) Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
  • Share information on OSHA’s National Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process.
  • Share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
2) Training and Education
  • Develop effective training and education programs for OSHA staff and shipyard employees regarding the hazards associated with the shipbuilding industry, including electricity, ergonomics, struck-by, slips, trips and falls, and to deliver such information to constituent employers and workers.
3) Outreach and Communication
  • Develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA’s and the Shipbuilding Group’s Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or the Shipbuilding Group’s conferences, local meetings, or other events, such as SCA’s Bi-Annual Health and Safety Seminar.
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding Shipbuilding Group’s good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants.

Join us for Safe + Sound Week, August 12-18, 2019

Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event to celebrate the successes of businesses that have implemented safety and health programs in the workplace. Throughout the year, businesses show their commitment to safety by focusing on management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces. Each August we invite them to celebrate their safety successes and efforts to be #SafeAndSoundAtWork.

Why Participate?
Safe workplaces are sound businesses. Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help get your program started or energize an existing one.

Who Participates?
Organizations of any size or in any industry looking for an opportunity to celebrate their commitment to safety to workers, customers, the public, or supply chain partners should participate.

How to Participate
Participating in Safe + Sound Week is easy. To get started, select the activities you would like to do at your workplace. You can host an event just for your workers or host a public event to engage your community. After you’ve completed your events, you can download a certificate and web badge to recognize your organization and your workers.

Need ideas? Review activities and events from past years.

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