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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA)
March 1, 2006

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

January 31, 2003

Date Renewed

June 16, 2005

Evaluation Period

January 30, 2005 January 29, 2006

Overview

The Alliance focuses on using OSHA's and SCA's collective expertise to help advance a culture of injury and illness prevention while sharing best practices and technical knowledge and promoting safe and healthful working conditions for shipyard employees.

Implementation Team Members

 
OSHA:  
Steve Butler
Debra Gabry
Jim Maddux
Jess McCluer
Carl Halgren
Tom Pope
Office of Maritime Enforcement
Office of Science and Technology Assessment
Office of Maritime Standards
Office of Outreach Services and Alliances
Region X, Portland, Oregon Area Office Director
Region III, Norfolk, Virginia Area Office Director
   
SCA:  
Terry Guidry
Byron Johnson
Terry Preston
Al Rainsberger
Daniel Youhas
Bollinger Shipyard
Gunderson, Inc.
Atlantic Marine, Inc.
Todd Pacific
Manager, Government Affairs
   
Contributors:  
   
Kristi Dearing Contractor for OSHA, Salt Lake Technical Center

II. Implementation Team Meetings
 
July 20, 2005

March 10, 2005
March 31, 2005
September 9, 2005

October 14, 2005
 
Joint Meeting with American Shipbuilders Association (ASA) and the National Shipbuilders Research Program (NSRP) Alliance, Pascagoula, MS
Shipyard Employment eTool Barge Cleaning module editorial board meeting, Mobile, AL
Joint Meeting with ASA and NSRP Alliance, OSHA, Washington, DC
Planning Meeting with ASA and NSRP Alliances and OSHA for proposed Maritime Best Practices Seminar, Teleconference
Planning Meeting with ASA and NSRP Alliances and OSHAfor proposed Maritime Best Practices Seminar, Teleconference

III. Activities and Products
  1. Events and Products

    Outreach and Communication Goals


    • Develop and disseminate injury and hazard information at conferences, events and/or through print and electronic media, including informational links from OSHA's and SCA's web sites.
    Products

    OSHA's Safety and Health Injury Prevention Sheets (SHIPS)


    The draft SHIPS are designed to identify the prevalent types of injuries e.g. falls, strains and burns by processes such as shipfitting, shipboard machining, shipboard electrical and shipboard handling. The ASA, NSRP and SCA Implementation Teams completed reviewing the shipfitting prevention sheet and are reviewing and providing comments on the machining, electrical and handling sheets.

    OSHA's Second Fatality Video

    OSHA's Fatality Videos are computer animated hazard awareness videos based on shipyard fatalities. The ASA, NSRP and SCA Implementation Teams and OSHA Strategic Partnership program participants completed the second video's storyboard and script and the introductory menu for the DVD. The menu groups the both the first and second video's segments by types of fatalities.

    ASA, NSRP and SCA distributed the second Fatality Video in both video and DVD formats to their members in April 2005.

    OSHA and SCA Alliance Web site

    OSHA is continuing to update the OSHA and SCA Alliance Web site that is posted on the Agency's Web page. It includes the OSHA and SCA agreement, renewal agreement, news releases, events and milestones and successes.

    SCA Website (www.shipbuilders.org)

    The SCA Web site includes information on the OSHA and SCA Alliance, OSHA Region X and SCA Alliance and the OSHA Region VI Houston North and South Area Offices SCA Strategic Partnership. During the reporting period, SCA updated its Web page to include links to compliance assistance resources on the OSHA Web page such as electronic compliance assistance tools and the second Fatality Facts Video.

    Publications and Newsletters

    Information and news releases on the OSHA and SCA Alliance activities have appeared in a number of print and online publications, including: BNA Occupational Safety and Health Reporter and the National Safety Council's OSHA Up to Date. For more information see the "Alliance Program Reach" table.

    OSHA's Safety and Health Topics Pages

    The following Alliance implementation team members are continuing to participate on the editorial boards and are reviewing and providing comments of OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages and eTools.

    • Maritime Industries Safety and Health Topics page

      Terry Guidry, Director of Safety, Bollinger Shipyards, Inc.; Lockport, LA

      Byron Johnson, Safety and Industrial Hygiene Manager, Gunderson, Inc.; Portland, OR

      Terry Preston, Safety, Environmental & Quality Director, Atlantic Marine, Inc.; Mobile, AL

      Daniel K. Youhas, Manager, Government Affairs, SCA, Washington, DC

    • Ship Building and Repair Safety and Health Topics page

      Terry Guidry, Director of Safety, Bollinger Shipyards, Inc.; Lockport, LA

      Byron Johnson, Safety and Industrial Hygiene Manager, Gunderson, Inc.; Portland, OR

      Pat Killeen, Manager, Environmental Health & Safety, Signal International LLC; Pascagoula, MS

      Roy Martin, Jr., Corporate Manager, Safety Compliance, VT Halter Marine, Inc.; Pascagoula, MS

      Terry Preston, Safety, Environmental & Quality Director, Atlantic Marine, Inc.; Mobile, AL

      Al Rainsberger, Environmental/Occupational Safety Manager, Todd Pacific Shipyards, Inc.; Seattle, WA

      Daniel K. Youhas, Manager, Government Affairs, SCA, Washington, DC

    • Shipyard Employment eTool

      Terry Guidry, Director of Safety, Bollinger Shipyards, Inc.; Lockport, LA

      Byron Johnson, Safety and Industrial Hygiene Manager, Gunderson, Inc.; Portland, OR

      Terry Preston, Safety, Environmental & Quality Director, Atlantic Marine, Inc.; Mobile, AL

      Daniel K. Youhas, Manager, Government Affairs, SCA, Washington, DC
    Shipyard Employment eTool

    OSHA and SCA, together with the ASA and NSRP Alliances, provided input to OSHA during the development of OSHA's Shipyard Employment eTool's Shipbuilding, Shipbreaking and Barge Cleaning modules. The eTool provides information and guidance to help protect shipyard employees' health and safety by minimizing or eliminating exposure to shipyard safety and health hazards.

    The Alliances provided input into the development of the tool's Shipbuilding, Shipbreaking and Barge Cleaning modules which were completed and posted on OSHA's Web site in September 2005.

    SCA provided OSHA with input during the development of the Barge Cleaning module. This module helps barge cleaning facility managers and employees improve their awareness of common safety issues that exist in the workplace. In addition, the module will help improve overall worker safety by integrating safety and health into the barge cleaning process from the pre-cleaning preparations to the actual cleaning and post-cleaning activities.

    Safety Notices on Shipyard Hazards

    OSHA and SCA, together with the ASA and NSRP Alliances are working with the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Alliance to develop safety notices on shipyard hazards e.g. slips, trips and falls and confined space within shipyards. AIHA will draft the initial safety notice by Spring 2006 for the SCA, ASA and NSRP implementation teams to review.

    Events

    XVIIth World Congress on Safety and Health at Work and 2005 National Safety Congress & Expo September 17-23, 2005, Orlando, FL


    Debra Gabry and Steve Butler promoted the fatality videos during the NSC's Film and Media presentations on September 23, 2005. Steve Butler, Director, Office of Maritime Enforcement promoted the video at the 2005 National Safety Congress & Expo during a presentation to the National Safety Council's Maritime Industries Safety & Health Committee on September 19, 2005.

    SCA Safety Seminar, September 13, 2005, North Kingstown, RI

    On September 13, 2005, Joe Daddura, Office of Maritime Standards, USDOL-OSHA, provided an update on maritime regulatory issues to 30 shipyard safety and health professionals during SCA's Safety Seminar in North Kingston, RI.

    SCA Safety Seminar, March 9, 2005, Mobile, AL

    On March 9, 2005, Jim Maddux, Director, Office of Maritime Standards, USDOL-OSHA, updated 25 attendees on the 29 CFR 1915 Subpart P final rule, regarding fire protection in shipyard employment during SCA's Safety Seminar in Mobile, AL. Jess McCluer Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA, updated the attendees on the Alliance Program and the activities of the National Maritime Industry Alliances.

    • Cross-train OSHA personnel and industry safety and health practitioners in SCA's best practices or effective approaches; as jointly defined by OSHA and SCA.

      See Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health goals section on proposed Maritime Best Practices Seminar.

    • Share up-to-date shipyard information, such as injury, hazard and workforce trends, with OSHA to help identify the top priorities for the development of employee safety and health training and outreach programs for SCA members.
    Products

    Root Cause of Accidents Safety and Health Information Bulletin (SHIB)


    Through the Alliance Program, SCA expressed interest in developing a SHIB on the root causes of accidents in shipyards. SCA is drafting an information sheet based on the organization's quarterly injury and illness surveys and will share the information with the Implementation Team. The information sheet will be completed in Spring 2006.

    • Promote and encourage SCA members' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation and SHARP. In addition, act as mentors to SCA members that aspire to excellence in safety and health.

      The OSHA and SCA Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health Goals

    • Share information on the best practices of SCA members/worksites, as jointly determined by OSHA and SCA, with others in the industry through OSHA or SCA developed programs and materials.
    Events

    Maritime Best Practices Seminar


    In the Fall 2005, OSHA and ASA, NSRP and SCA agreed to pursue developing a two-day Maritime Industry Best Practices seminar focusing on lessons learned from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and will include workgroup discussions on maritime industry best practices including shipfitting and welding, along with tours of a shipyard. The implementation teams agreed to schedule the workshop in conjunction with the SCA Safety Seminar in early March 2006 in Mobile, AL. However, OSHA's Regions IV and VI informed DCSP that they were focusing on hurricane recovery efforts, and as a result were unable to participate in the proposed seminar. As a result, the SCA, ASA and NSRP implementation teams agreed to follow up with OSHA Regions IV and VI in Fall 2006 to see when they would be able to participate in a Maritime Best Practices Seminar.

    • Raise awareness through speeches and appearances by SCA leaders of their positive and successful worksite programs and their commitment to workplace safety and health.

      The OSHA and SCA Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

    • Convene and/or participate in stakeholder groups, roundtable discussions or other forums to discuss issues, as jointly identified as top priorities by SCA and OSHA, in order to develop innovative solutions to specific injury and hazard issues in shipyards.

      The OSHA and SCA Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.
  2. Executive Summary

    Through the Alliance Program, OSHA and SCA are working together to address safety and health issues in the maritime industry. The OSHA and SCA Alliance is very successful and the organizations have developed a productive working relationship. This positive relationship has led to the development of many programs and projects that the implementation team is working on or has produced. Some examples include the Maritime Best Practices Seminar and the Safety Notices on Shipyard Hazards. In addition, OSHA and SCA are sharing regulatory, compliance assistance and cooperative program information. Further, the OSHA and SCA Alliance implementation team is working jointly with the other maritime industry related Alliances that have been signed with ASA and NSRP on several projects. For example:

    • OSHA and SCA committed to continuing the Alliance and signed an Alliance renewal agreement on June 16, 2005.

    • SCA, ASA and NSRP participated in the development of OSHA's Fatality Videos, which are computer animated hazard awareness videos based on actual shipyard fatalities.

    • SCA representatives are serving on the Maritime Industry and Ship Building and Ship Repair Safety and Health Topics pages Editorial Boards and the Shipyard Employment eTool Editorial Board.

    • At the XVIIth World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2005 and the National Safety Council Congress & Expo in September 2005, representatives from the SCA Alliance implementation team promoted OSHA's Fatality Videos, developed through the Alliance Program, during the NSC's Film and Media presentations and Maritime Industries Safety & Health Committee.

    • Joe Daddura, Office of Maritime Standards, USDOL-OSHA, provided an update on maritime regulatory issues to 30 shipyard safety and health professionals at SCA's Safety Seminar on September 13, 2005 in North Kingstown, RI.

    • Jim Maddux, Director, Office of Maritime Standards, USDOL-OSHA, updated 25 attendees on the 29 CFR 1915 Subpart P final rule, regarding fire protection in shipyard employment at SCA's Safety Seminar on March 9, 2005 in Mobile, AL.

    • Jess McCluer, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA provided an update on the Maritime Alliances at SCA's Safety Seminars on March 9, 2005 in Mobile, AL.

    • OSHA and SCA, together with the ASA and NSRP Alliances developed a draft two-day Maritime Best Practices seminar focusing on lessons learned from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and will include workgroup discussions on maritime industry best practices including shipfitting and welding, along with tours of a shipyard.

    • OSHA and SCA, together with the ASA and NSRP Alliances are working with OSHA and the AIHA, an Alliance Program participant to develop safety notices on shipyard hazards.
    Finally, SCA is continuing to hold joint Implementation Team meetings with ASA and NSRP and OSHA representatives from the Directorates of Cooperative and State Programs; Enforcement Programs; Science, Technology and Medicine; Standards and Guidance; Region III and Region IV.

  3. Alliance Program Reach
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
OSHA and SCA Alliance Web page on OSHA's Web site 4,577
SCA Web site Link to OSHA/SCA Alliance Data Not Available
Maritime Industries Safety and Health Topics page 41,811
Ship Building and Ship Repair Safety and Health Topics page 26,104
Shipyard Employment eTool 14,077
December 2005 "Maritime eTool Aids Shipyard Worker Safety," Alliance Quarterly Review 300
September 30, 2005 "Updated eTool for Maritime Industry Helps Workers Avoid Injuries," US Newswire Data Not Available
September 22-23, 2005, XVIIth World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, Orlando, FL

Speakers: Debra Gabry, Office of Science and Technology Assessment, USDOL-OSHA
20
September 23, 2005, 2005 National Safety Council Congress & Expo, Orlando, FL

Speaker: Steve Butler, Director, Office of Maritime Enforcement, USDOL-OSHA
12
September 13, 2005, SCA Safety Seminar, North Kingstown, RI

Speaker: Joe Daddura, Office of Maritime Standards, USDOL-OSHA
30
July 1, 2005 OSHA includes information on the OSHA-SCA Alliance renewal in its bi-weekly e-newsletter; QuickTakes 55,700
June16, 2005 "SCA Renews OSHA National Alliance,"

June 28, 2005 "OSHA Shipyard Employment to Benefit Entire Industry,"

March 2005 "Full Week of Maritime Events for March 2005,"

SCA Web page News and Public Information section
(http://www.shipbuilders.org/news_information)
28,500
June 23, 2005 "OSHA Renews Alliance with Shipbuilders," BNA Occupational Safety and Health Reporter Data Not Available
June 16, 2005 "OSHA, Shipbuilders Council of America Renew Alliance," OSHA press release announcing Alliance renewal 68 News Services
June 16, 2005 "SCA Renews OSHA National Alliance," SCA Press Release announcing Alliance renewal 24 News Sources
May 2005 "Shipyard Safety Video to Debut at World Safety Congress," National Safety Council's Business and Industry Newsletter Data Not Available
Distribution of Fatality Videos and DVD's to SCA members 60 Copies
March 9, 2005, SCA Safety Seminar, Mobile, AL

Speaker: Jim Maddux, Director, Office of Maritime Standards, USDOL-OSHA
25
March 9, 2005, SCA Safety Seminar, Mobile, AL

Speaker: Jess McCluer, Program Analyst, USDOL-OSHA
25
TOTAL 168,181

IV. Upcoming Milestones

In the upcoming year, OSHA's and SCA's positive relationship will continue to grow and the implementation team will undertake a number of activities and develop a number of products. These activities will help address OSHA's 2003-2008 Strategic Management Plan goals related to the maritime industry.

For example, the OSHA and SCA Alliance is developing an information sheet, addressing the root causes of accidents in shipyards, based on the organization's quarterly injury and illness surveys, that will be completed in Spring 2006. In addition, the SCA, ASA and NSRP Implementation Teams have discussed working together to develop an OSHA 10-Hour course specifically for shipyards.

The Implementation Teams are also beginning development of the Fire Protection module for the Shipyard Employment eTool that is expected to be completed by Summer 2006. In addition, SCA, ASA and NSRP are working with the OSHA and AIHA Alliance to develop safety notices on shipyard hazards e.g. slips, trips and falls and confined space within shipyards. AIHA has drafted the first safety notice for the teams to review and complete by Spring 2006.

Finally, OSHA and the SCA, ASA and NSRP Implementation Teams are working to develop a two-day Maritime Best Practices seminar focusing on lessons learned from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and will include workgroup discussions on maritime industry best practices including shipfitting and welding, along with tours of a shipyard. The teams will follow up with OSHA Regions IV and VI in Fall 2006 to see if they are interested in participating in the seminar.


Report prepared by: Jess McCluer, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, March 1, 2006