Shipyard Employment eTool
General Requirements >> Maritime Labor/Industry Recommendations
In this eTool, the use of "should" is used to indicate safe work practices that are recommended by the various Maritime Labor/Industry contributors to this eTool. These contributors include:
American Shipbuilding Association (ASA)
ASA is a national trade association that represents the shipyards which produce the majority of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Merchant Marine fleets. The association’s member shipyards employ more than 90% of all of the workers engaged in ship construction in the United States. They also represent 27 companies engaged in the design and manufacture of ship systems, components, technologies, equipment and in providing technical support services.
National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP):
Safety and Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)
Safety and Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is composed of representatives from Labor, Management, consultants and academia. This committee operates within the framework of the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) which is a Department of Defense (DoD) funded program established to help reduce the cost of Shipbuilding and Ship Repair for both private and public shipyards. The SHAC committee is chartered with the expressed mission to initiate and implement efforts that will reduce injuries and illnesses to our industry workers as well as the associated costs related to these injuries. In accomplishing this mission, the SHAC committee entertains a close working relationship with OSHA and NIOSH on a variety of subjects including regulation reform, injury reduction and safety innovations.
Shipbuilders Council of American (SCA)
The SCA is a national trade association that represents the U.S. shipyard industry that primarily builds and repairs commercial vessels. SCA represents approximately 35,000 workers in 23 states. The association has five committees: Cleaning Facilities, New Build, Ship Repair, and Safety, Environment & Human Resources.