Signal Ship Repair, a division of Signal International, Inc., recently attained a milestone of 1,000 days without a lost time injury, on January 30th, 2013.
This significant milestone was achieved by the commitment of all Signal Ship Repair employees towards a safe work environment. Signal Ship Repair has several crafts which never had an injury, including; maintenance, security, inside machinist, scaffolding, carpenters, structural welders, riggers, operators, electricians, laborers, and the safety department. The painters and drydock crew will have attained a two-year injury-free milestone on March 15th and 16th respectively. On May 11th the pipe and structural ship fitters will be injury-free for one year.
“Safety is the number one priority at Signal Ship Repair,” commented Bob Beckmann, senior vice president & general manager of Signal International, Inc., Signal Ship Repair Division. “We have instituted a culture of safety throughout the shipyard with established procedures to sustain a safe and healthy workplace.” Each employee receives a Safety License at an initial Safety Training Orientation along with continuous training. This Workplace Safety Program enables any employee the right to stop work or refuse work that may be deemed unsafe using their Safety License. Prior to a task beginning, a work permit is obtained which requires a job risk analysis be performed to ensure the task can safely be accomplished.