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Shipbuilders Council Announces 2022 Shipyard Safety Awards

“Excellence in Safety,” “Improvement in Safety” and “Significance in Safety Achievement” Awards Given Annually to Shipyards That Advance Safety and Accident Prevention

WASHINGTON – The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), the national association representing the U.S. shipyard industry, today announced the 2022 Annual Shipyard Safety Awards. SCA recognized a total of 15 U.S. shipyards and repair facilities with seven recipients receiving multiple awards.

SCA honors shipbuilding and repair organizations with the “Excellence in Safety” Award and “Improvement in Safety” Award each year for enhancement of operations and promotion of safety and accident prevention. The “Significance in Safety Achievement” Award is dedicated to shipyards that have had 0 fatalities and a total recordable incident rate (TRIR) under 1.0.

Over the past several years, the industry has seen the total recordable incident rate steadily decline. Safety professionals in the industry are continuing to implement new safety policies. The culture of safety and putting employees at the forefront of their focus has meant the industry has been able to adapt to various challenges that arose in 2021 while protecting all involved and keeping regular operations up to speed.

“American shipyards are dedicated to not only achieving the highest safety standards of any heavy manufacturing industry but are also leading in advancing safety practices,” said SCA President Matthew Paxton. “We salute each of the 15 shipyards and repair facilities being recognized this year for their continuous dedication to the health and safety of this critical workforce.”

SCA member companies are eligible for a Safety Award if they submit the SCA Injury & Illness survey for all four quarters, have zero fatalities throughout the year and either have a total recordable incident rate (TRIR) below the SCA average or if they reduce their year-on-year TRIR by 10 percent or more.

The following shipyards and repair facilities were recognized for their safety practices this year:

Receiving the “Significance in Safety Achievement” Award:

  • Alabama Shipyard (Mobile, Ala.)
  • Bollinger Shipyards (Lockport, La.)
  • Southwest Shipyard, L.P. (Channelview, Texas)
  • Vigor Hawaii (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Receiving the “Excellence in Safety” Award:

  • Alabama Shipyard (Mobile, Ala.)
  • Bollinger Shipyards (Lockport, La.)
  • Conrad Shipyard (Morgan City, La.)
  • Fincantieri Marinette Marine (Manitowoc, Wis.)
  • Metal Shark Boats (Jeanerette, La.)
  • MHI Ship Repair & Services (Norfolk, Va.)
  • North Atlantic Ship Repair, LLC (Boston, Mass.)
  • Philly Shipyard, Inc. (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Southwest Shipyard, L.P. (Channelview, Texas)
  • Vigor Alaska (Ketchikan, Alaska)
  • Vigor Hawaii (Honolulu, Hawaii)
  • Vigor Portland (Portland, Ore.)
  • Vigor Vancouver (Vancouver, Wash.)

Receiving the “Improvement in Safety” Award:

  • Bollinger Shipyards (Lockport, La.)
  • Conrad Shipyard (Morgan City, La.)
  • Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (Sturgeon Bay, Wis.)
  • Fincantieri Marinette Marine (Manitowoc, Wis.)
  • MHI Ship Repair & Services (Norfolk, Va.)
  • Philadelphia Ship Repair (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Southwest Shipyard, L.P. (Channelview, Texas)

About SCA

Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) members constitute the shipyard industrial base that builds, repairs, maintains and modernizes U.S. Navy ships and craft, U.S. Coast Guard vessels of all sizes, as well as vessels for other U.S. government agencies. In addition, SCA members build, repair and service America’s fleet of commercial vessels. The Council represents 40 companies that own and operate over 80 shipyards, with facilities on all three U.S. coasts, the Great Lakes, the inland waterways system, Alaska and Hawaii. SCA also represents 87 partner members that provide goods and services to the shipyard industry. You can learn more by visiting www.shipbuilders.org.

 

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