First Wave Marine, Inc. announced that it has entered into the OSHA Strategic Partnership Program
(OSPP) for the shipbuilding industry. First Wave qualified
for the OSPP because its safety performance exceeds the industry average. In addition, the company was required to demonstrate that its safety and health program met or exceeded OSHA's requirements for the shipbuilding and ship repair industry.
In an OSPP, OSHA establishes an extended, voluntary cooperative relationship with a qualified industry employer and other stakeholders, in order to encourage, assist and recognize their efforts to eliminate serious workplace hazards and to achieve a high level of worker safety and health. This particular OSPP is being administered through the Shipbuilders Council of America.