Signatories are:

  • American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) - withdrew participation December 31, 2010.
  • National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP)
  • Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA)

Through the Alliance, OSHA and the Shipbuilding Group will provide the Shipbuilding Group members and others 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; and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). 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 Web sites) 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 Seminar.
  • 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 the participants.
(L to R) Pete Diakun, NSRP Executive Control Board Member; Cynthia Brown, then-President, ASA; Jordan Barab, Deputy Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA; and Ian Bennitt, Manager, Government Affairs, SCA; at the OSHA and Shipbuilding Group National Alliance signing on September 14, 2010.

(L to R) Pete Diakun, NSRP Executive Control Board Member; Cynthia Brown, then-President, ASA; Jordan Barab, Deputy Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA; and Ian Bennitt, Manager, Government Affairs, SCA; at the OSHA and Shipbuilding Group National Alliance signing on September 14, 2010.

Products and Resources

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