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May 17, 2023

US Department of Labor, Shipbuilders Council of America renew alliance to promote safe, healthful workplaces in Mid-Atlantic shipyard industry

SCA President Matthew Paxton and Government Relations Manager Davis Gaddy, and OSHA Regional Administrator Michael Rivera and Complaince Assistance Specialist Isabel DeOliveira.
On May 17, OSHA's Philadelphia Regional Office renewed an alliance with the Shipbuilders Council of America to continue protecting shipbuilding workers in the the Mid-Atlantic region from workplace safety and health hazards. Attending the signing were SCA President Matthew Paxton and Government Relations Manager Davis Gaddy, and OSHA Regional Administrator Michael Rivera and Complaince Assistance Specialist Isabel DeOliveira.


 

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Shipbuilders Council of America and its associate members have renewed an alliance to continue protecting the Mid-Atlantic region’s shipbuilding workers from workplace safety and health hazards. 

Originally established as a two-year alliance in July 2021, the renewal extends the joint initiative until 2026. The alliance will continue to:

"Our alliance renewal with the Shipbuilders Council of America will continue to make preventing safety hazards common in the shipbuilding and repair industry a priority. These hazards include falls, heat, hazardous atmospheres, electrocution, fires and explosions," said OSHA Regional Administrator Michael Rivera in Philadelphia. "Together, we can continue educating industry employers and protecting industry workers."

Based in Washington, the Shipbuilders Council of America is the national trade association representing the U.S. shipyard industry. Its members include shipbuilders, ship repairers and the associated supplier base.

OSHA’s Alliance Program works with groups committed to worker safety and health to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. These groups include unions, consulates, trade or professional organizations, businesses, faith- and community-based organizations, and educational institutions. OSHA and the groups work together to develop compliance assistance tools and resources, share information with workers and employers, and educate workers and employers about their rights and responsibilities.

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Release Number: 23-970-PHI