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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed – 10/22/2002
    Renewal Signed – 10/22/2003
    Renewal Signed – 2/6/2006


    Promote safe and healthful working conditions for shipyard employees by fostering a culture lof prevention while sharing best practices and technical knowledge.

    The association has the following members in Region X:

    Fishing Vessel Owners Marine Way – Seattle, WA

    Gunderson LLC – Portland, OR

    Kavichak Marine Industries, Seattle, WA

    Todd Shipyard – Seattle, WA

    Vigor Industrial LLC – Portland, OR

    Gladding Hearn Shipbuilding – Somerset, WA

    Implementation Team Members

    Daniel Youhas – Manger of Government Affairs

    Randy White – Area Director

    Joy Flack – Area Director

    Lindsey Docherty, Vigor,

    Matt Svaglic, Gunderson


    Mike Bonkowski – OSHA CAS
    Venetia Runnian – UofW
    Philip Donvinh – Seattle based Marine Chemist

    Evaluation Period

    October 1, 2007 – September 30, 2008

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    5/9/2008 discussed Alliance with Lindsey Docherty, Vigor shipyards and he agreed it is working well.

    Conversation with Matt Svaglic, Gunderson, the alliance was discussed and he and I agreed that the alliance is working well. Agreed to set up a meeting with Randy White, Portland AD and Lindsey and Matt from Vigor and Gunderson will have a meeting this fall to discuss the alliance and schedule outreach activities.

    SCA Seattle membership also participated in the preplanning meetings to develop the training for electrical, shipboard ventilation, hexavalent chromium and fall protection.

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education
    • Events

      10/2/08 Safety Seminar on Electrical, shipboard ventilation, Hexavalent Chromium. Seminar was attended by approximately 30 shipyard employees.

      10/11/08 Repeated the safety seminar

      1/4/08 Recordkeeping Presentation and fall protection
    Outreach and Communication
    • Events

      3/11/08 Presentation on proposed shipyard standards

      7/18/08 Another presentation on the proposed shipyard standards.

  4. Results
    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Safety Seminar on Electrical, shipboard ventilation, Hexavalent Chromium. 60
    Recordkeeping Presentation and Fall Protection 25
    Presentation on proposed shipyard standards 80
    TOTAL 165