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NORTH PACIFIC FISHING VESSEL
ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT
August 8, 2007
I. Alliance Background
May 17, 2004
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
Alan Davis, American Seafood
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
Outreach and Communication
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.
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
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.
The NPFVOA and OSHA prepared an article on Hexavalent Chromium to be published in their
|Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print
and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
||Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
|1 LOTO training sessions
|1 Newsletter article
V. Upcoming Milestones
- Continue with LOTO training and overall hazard awareness.
- Provide publication and information as it becomes available.