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

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

October 22, 2002, renewed February 12, 2004 and February 13, 2006.


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.

II. Contributors

Nicole Flessner, IH CSHO Bellevue Area Office
Gary Brinkert, IH CSHO Portland Area Office

III. Evaluation Period

February 2006 - February 2007

IV. Implementation Team Meetings

The last implementation meeting was held in January 2005.

V. Events and Products


Training and Education

  • Events

    November 11, 2006 - Nicole Flessner and Al Rainsberger presented two classes on chromium, one in the morning and a 2nd class if the afternoon. The class attendees included employees, owners and safety staff from most of the shipyards in the Puget Sound Region. The class also included guest speakers, including a marine chemist, to discuss engineering controls. There were approximately 75 attendees.
  • On November 11, 2006 Carl Halgren and Gary Brinkert presented a class on the new Hexavalient Chromium standard to approximately 15 safety and health managers representing 5 shipyards in the Portland, Oregon area.
  • Products

    Joint development of a training program on chromium.

Outreach and Communication

  • Events

  • Products


Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

  • Events

  • Products


VI. 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
Training 90

VII. Upcoming Milestones