Secretary Henshaw with representatives from three different
shipbuilding organizations that have signed National Alliances.
In this eTool, the use of "should" is used to indicate safe work practices that are
recommended by the various Maritime Labor/Industry contributors to this
eTool. These contributors include:
American Shipbuilding Association (ASA)
ASA is a national trade association that represents the shipyards which
produce the majority of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Merchant Marine fleets.
The association’s member shipyards employ more than 90% of all of the
workers engaged in ship construction in the United States. They also
represent 27 companies engaged in the design and manufacture of ship
systems, components, technologies, equipment and in providing technical
National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP):
Safety and Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)
Safety and Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is composed of
representatives from Labor, Management, consultants and academia. This
committee operates within the framework of the National Shipbuilding
Research Program (NSRP) which is a Department of Defense (DoD)
funded program established to help reduce the cost of Shipbuilding and
Ship Repair for both private and public shipyards. The SHAC committee is
chartered with the expressed mission to initiate and implement efforts
that will reduce injuries and illnesses to our industry workers as well
as the associated costs related to these injuries. In accomplishing this
mission, the SHAC committee entertains a close working relationship with
OSHA and NIOSH on a variety of subjects including regulation reform, injury
reduction and safety innovations.
Shipbuilders Council of American (SCA)
The SCA is a national trade association that represents the U.S.
shipyard industry that primarily builds and repairs commercial vessels.
SCA represents approximately 35,000 workers in 23 states. The
association has five committees: Cleaning Facilities, New Build, Ship
Repair, and Safety, Environment & Human Resources.