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I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

May 17, 2004


To provide North Pacific Fishing Vessel Owner's Association (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 and working surfaces, machine guarding and maintenance procedures, chemicals and emergency planning.

Implementation Team Members

Leslie J. Hughes - NPFVOA
Abe Mutawe - OSHA


Richard S. Terrill - OSHA
Dale Cavanaugh - OSHA
Alan Davis - American Seafoods

Evaluation Period

May 17, 2004 to Present

II. Implementation Team Meetings

We held three meetings to discuss projects and goals on: June 7, 2004; March 8, 2005; and December 9, 2005.

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

  • Events

    Following an amputation accident on a fish processor off the coast of Alaska, OSHA requested the help from the NPFVOA in advising the smaller employers in the industry on lockout/tagout (LOTO) requirements and procedures. The NPFVOA provided four half-day training classes on LOTO. OSHA participated in these training sessions.

    12/07/05 - Lockout/Tagout Training Session
    12/16/05 - Lockout/Tagout Training Session
    12/20/05 - Lockout/Tagout Training Session
    01/10/06 - Lockout/Tagout Training Session
  • Products

    No products were developed.

Outreach and Communication

  • Events

    The alliance partners worked jointly with OSHA's National Office to develop guidelines for the use of personnel transfer devices (billy pugh).
  • Products

    Personnel transfer device guidelines were published on April 4, 2005. OSHA reviewed sections of the NPFVOA Vessel Safety Program and provided comments.

Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

  • Events

  • Products

    The NPFVOA and OSHA prepared an article on LOTO to be published in their associations newsletter.

IV. Results

Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
4 LOTO Training Sessions 120
1 Safety Training Session 6

V. Upcoming Milestones

Continue with LOTO training and hazard awareness. Provide publication and information as it becomes available.