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August 8, 2007

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

May 17, 2004

Date Renewed

June 20, 2006


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


Richard S. Terrill
Dale Cavanaugh
Alan Davis, American Seafood

Evaluation Period


II. Implementation Team Meetings

We held three phone meetings to discuss projects and goals on: March 7, 2006, September 8, 2006, and November 30, 2006.

III. Events and Products

Training and Education
  • Events

    OSHA attended the Pacific Marine Expo at the Quest Field Event Center in Seattle and supported and attended the NPFVOA sponsored Lockout/Tagout Workshop. Lockout/tagout procedures for the fishing industry have been emphasized by both OSHA and the NPFVOA following a recent amputation accident on a fish processor off the coast of Alaska.
  • Products

Outreach and Communication
  • Events

  • Products

    OSHA submitted an article for publication in NPFVOA’s Vessel Safety Program Newsletter on the application of the OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Standard to the fishing industry. It was published in the Winter 2007 edition.

    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 Hexavalent Chromium to be published in their Association’s newsletter.
IV. Results
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
1 LOTO training sessions 25
1 Newsletter article 1000
TOTAL 1025

V. Upcoming Milestones

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