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(signed July 15, 2003; renewed January 13, 2006; renewed August 22, 2007; concluded September 13, 2010)


Jim Thornton, Director of Environmental, Health and Safety at Northrop Grumman Corporation and representing the American Shipbuilding Association, 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 SCA, presented "Small to Medium Sized Shipyard Challenges and Opportunities" during the Forum.
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.

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.

Related Documents


Alliance Agreements

Alliance Annual Reports

Alliance News Releases

Activities and Events


  • May 2-8, 2010: 2010 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The American Shipbuilding Association and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2010 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Week focused on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2010 NAOSH Week was "Mission NAOSH 2010: Safe Workplaces."
    • May 3, 2010: Jim Thornton, Director, Environmental, Health and Safety, Northrop Grumman, attended the NAOSH Week Kick-off event at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, DC. Assistant Secretary Jordan Barab, USDOL-OSHA; Christopher Patton, President, ASSE; and Andrew Cooper, Secretary, CSSE; provided brief remarks. The Kick-off also featured recognition of and a conversation with ASSE Kids' "Safety on the Job" poster winners and runner-ups.
  • May 3-9, 2009: 2009 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The American Shipbuilding Association and more than 55 other Alliance Program participants supported 2009 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers, an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2009 NAOSH Week was "Safety Means Always Coming Home."

Products and Resources


Alliance Program Participant Developed Products

OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages

OSHA eTools

Success Stories

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