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OSHA and NORTHROP GRUMMAN SHIPBUILDING
ANNUAL AREA ALLIANCE
August 10, 2009
On May 30, 2007, the OSHA Region VI Baton Rouge, Louisiana Area Office; Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding’s New Orleans (NGSB-NO) Operations; and the New Orleans Metals Trades Council (NOMTC) signed an Alliance to explore ways of changing the shipyard’s safety culture and engaging all employees in the process. (NOMTC is the collective bargaining agent that represents many of Northrop Grumman’s 5,200 employees.) The Alliance was designed to be a forum to empower the workforce and drive change.
Through OSHA and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding’s New Orleans (NGSB-NO) Operations and the New Orleans Metals Trades Council (NOTMC), worked together to meet the agreements’ goals and achieve a number of successes including:
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding New Orleans is slated for VPP evaluation in October 2009. As a result, OSHA and NGSB-NO agreed to conclude the alliance as of August 10, 2009.
Report prepared by: Wilfred Hebert, Compliance Assistant Specialist, Baton Rouge Area Office, August 10, 2009.