OSHA, Shipbuilding Group alliance focused on shipyard safety

OSHA, Shipbuilding Group alliance focused on shipyard safety

Developing training and identifying best practices that promote safety and health in shipbuilding and repair are among the goals of a recent alliance between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Shipbuilding Group.

During the two-year agreement, the organizations will ensure measures are put in place to prevent worker exposure to electrical, ergonomic, struck-by and slip, trip and fall hazards in shipyards.

“Our alliance with the Shipbuilding Group will allow us to share safety and health information with workers in the shipbuilding industry, particularly those most vulnerable to workplace hazards,” said Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. “Through this partnership, we look forward to providing workers with the resources necessary to stay safe and healthy on the job.”