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NORTH PACIFIC FISHING VESSEL OWNERS ASSOCIATION

ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

September 5, 2008
  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    May 17, 2004

    Date Renewed

    June 20, 2006

    Overview

    To provide NPFVOA members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to hazards associated with material handling, walking working surfaces, machine guarding and maintenance procedures, chemicals and emergency planning.

    Implementation Team Members

    Leslie J. Hughes - NPFVOA
    Abe Mutawe - OSHA

    Contributors

    Richard S. Terrill
    Dale Cavanaugh
    Adam Davis, American Seafood

    Evaluation Period

    October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008
     
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Safety and health training needs and goals were discussed during the three outreach sessions that were held at the NFPVOA facility on: December 7, 2007, January 7, 2008, and March 11, 2008.
     
  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education
    • Events

      OSHA attended the Pacific Marine Expo at the Quest Field Event Center in Seattle. OSHA staff visited with the NPFVOA members at the conference and discussed the current safety and health regulatory issues.
       
    • Products
       
    Outreach and Communication
    • Events

      December 7, 2007: A round table discussion on Ground fault Circuit Interrupters was held at the NPFVOA office at the Fishermens Terminal.

      January 7, 2008: Provided a presentation on Arc Flash Hazard and Personal Protective Equipment to the Vessel Safety Program Manager and fishing vessels safety professionals at the NPFVOA office at the Fishermens Terminal. The discussion covered selected parts of the NFPA 70E and the relevant OSHAs Safety-Related Work Practices.

      March 11, 2008: A round table forum on the OSHA Proposed Standard, General Working Conditions in Shipyard Employment; Proposed Rule, was held at the NPFVOA office at the Fishermens Terminal.
       
    • Products

      OSHA submitted two articles for publication in NPFVOAs Vessel Safety Program Newsletter that were published in the 2008 edition. One of the articles explained how to establish and implement a safety and health management system and the other discussed the upcoming public hearings on OSHAs proposed rule on general working conditions in shipyard employment.

      OSHA responded to questions and provided guidance concerning safety and health matters.
       
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
    • Events
       
    • Products

      The NPFVOA and OSHA prepared and published articles in their Associations newsletter.
  4. Results
     
    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    3 training sessions 30
    2 Newsletter article 1000
    TOTAL 1030

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    - Continue with safety and health training with emphasis on the newly promulgated safety and health standards and overall hazard awareness.
    - Provide publication and information as it becomes available.