Through the Alliance, OSHA and ASA use their collective expertise to provide the association's members and others in the shipbuilding industry with information and guidance to help protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to shipyard safety and health hazards. The Alliance's goals include:

Outreach and communication
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and ASA's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding ASA best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by ASA and through OSHA- or ASA-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific maritime industry issues and projects that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace health and safety
  • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on shipyard safety and health hazards to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
Jim Thornton, Director of Environmental, Health and Safety at Northrop Grumman Corporation and representing the ASA, an Alliance Program participant, describing the maritime industry's unique regulatory requirements during his presentation at OSHA's Small Business Forum: "Safety and Health Issues in the Maritime Industry" held September 14, 2007 in Washington, DC. Terry Preston, Director of Safety, Environmental & Quality at Atlantic Marine, LLC in Mobile, AL, representing the Shipbuilders Council of Americ

Jim Thornton, Director of Environmental, Health and Safety at Northrop Grumman Corporation and representing the ASA, an Alliance Program participant, describing the maritime industry's unique regulatory requirements during his presentation at OSHA's Small Business Forum: "Safety and Health Issues in the Maritime Industry" held September 14, 2007 in Washington, DC. Terry Preston, Director of Safety, Environmental & Quality at Atlantic Marine, LLC in Mobile, AL, representing the Shipbuilders Council of America, presented "Small to Medium Sized Shipyard Challenges and Opportunities" during the Forum.

(L to R) Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., former-Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, and Cynthia L. Brown, ASA's President, sign the national Alliance renewal agreement on August 22, 2007.

(L to R) Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., former-Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, and Cynthia L. Brown, ASA's President, sign the national Alliance renewal agreement on August 22, 2007.

Products and Resources

Alliance Program Participant Developed Products
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages
OSHA eTools
Success Stories
Alliance Implementation Team members participated in the development of this resource.