Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program << Back to Region X

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

October 22, 2002 and renewed February 12, 2004


This alliance provides members with information and guidance that will help them to protect employees and reduce exposure to shipyard hazards.

Implementation Team Members

Al Rainsberger, Todd Shipyard
Byron Johnson, Gunderson Shipyard
Carl Halgren, OSHA Area Director, Portland Area Office
Joy Flack, OSHA Area Director, Bellevue Area Office.
Lyndsay Docherty, Cascade General



Evaluation Period

FY 2005

II. Implementation Team Meetings

January 24, 2005 - Meeting held in Tumwater, Washington. Reviewed the shipyard fatality video, discussed impact of the OSHA proposed chromium standard and new firewatch standard.

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

  • Events

    October 18, 2004 - Participated in Maritime Conference on panel for regulatory agencies for the shipyard and longshoring industries.

    December 8, 2004 - Formal presentation to shipyard employers/employees and with marine chemist on the new firewatch standard.

    January 25, 2005 - Participated in presentation that included the Seattle Fire Department, marine chemists, and shipyard employers and employees on the firewatch standard.
  • Products

    No products were developed and were not part of this alliance.

Outreach and Communication

  • Events

    Mailed copy of shipyard fatality video to all shipyards and companies involved in the repair of vessels (95) in the state of Washington.
  • Products

    No products were developed and were not part of this alliance.

Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

  • Events

  • Products

    Products were not developed and were not part of this alliance.

IV. Results

Increased awareness of hazards that can contribute to a fatality and access to safety and health information and training material.

Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
Conference 100
Conference 75
Conference 100
Meeting 5
Distribution of Video 10,000
TOTAL 10,280

V. Upcoming Milestones

This alliance will be renewed.