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Title: Maintenance and Construction Safety and Health Partnering Program (MCSHPP)
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Maintenance and Construction Safety and Health Partnering Program (MCSHPP)
Area Partnership, Region II, Saint Croix, United States Virgin Islands (USVI)
This Partnership was signed in December 2002 to reduce injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the refinery and construction industries.
Partners include: the Puerto Rico Area Office; the Commissioner of Labor, US Virgin Islands DOL; HOVENSA, LLC, the owner of the Saint Croix, USVI oil refinery; Triangle Construction and Maintenance, Inc., a subcontractor of HOVENSA, LLC; and, Our Virgin Islands Labor Union.
The primary goals of the Partnership are to reduce the number and severity of injuries and illnesses affecting Triangle Construction and Maintenance employees by 15% from a base year of 2001; Reduce the number of struck by, caught by/in-between, electrical and fall hazards associated with maintenance and construction activities; Reduce the number of ergonomics-related disorders; Reduce the OSHA recordable incident rate for injuries and illnesses by 20% per year for the first three years of the Partnership, from a baseline year of 2001; and, Develop and provide training.
The three-year (2001-2003) rate for total cases was 1.92, 53% below the national average for 2001.
In the 2004 evaluation period, 367 employees and 64 supervisors/managers were trained, for over 20,800 training hours provided. Training included topics such as, annual safety days, tool box meetings, industrial ergonomics, confined space entry, and managing safety performance skills for supervisors and management.
Field audits or "self-inspections" are performed by Triangle Safety representatives utilizing a checklist format for general and specific audits. The site foreman participates in the audit and any non-compliance issues are addressed on the spot. In 2004, there were 1,365 daily field safety contacts with crews, as well as 100 specific field safety audits.