Focus on Safety Pays Off for SCA Member Shipyards

Thursday, May 09, 2002
Injury and illness rates at shipyards that belong to the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) have declined over the past three years helping facilities to drastically their overhead costs. The average Total Recordable Incident Rates (TRIR) for SCA member facilities declined from 12.94 percent in 1998 to 11.76 percent in 2001, while the average TRIR for the industry as a whole (SIC 3731) as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) was 20.2 percent in 1999 and 22 percent in 2000. SCA’s data is based on the quarterly injury and illness surveys calculated by the Council. SCA has an active safety committee that reviews the results of each quarterly survey and holds bi-annual safety seminars to address the areas where most injuries occur. Recent seminars have focuses on innovative ways to address the structure and activities of shipyard safety committees in both union and non-union yards, comparing the safety practices of commercial shipyards with naval shipyards and the importance of worker orientation programs. Each year, SCA issues safety awards to the shipyards with the lowest TRIR based on their annual safety record. Awards are given in different categories, depending on the size and number of hours worked. Only companies whose incident rates are below the association average are eligible for awards. This year awards went to Jeffboat of Jeffersonville, Ind.; Firstwave Marine, headquartered in Houston, Texas; Trinity Marine Products, headquartered in Dallas, Texas; and LEEVAC Industries, LLP, of Jennings, La. Several shipyards that did not win awards had a TRIR below the association’s average. These included Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., headquartered in Lockport, La; Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., of Mobile, Ala.; and Friede Goldman Halter of Gulfport, Miss.
Maritime Reporter August 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Rotterdam to Build New Indonesian Port

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has signed a partnership agreement with the Indonesian Port Corporation Pelindo I for the development of a new deep sea port at Kuala Tanjung near to Medan in Sumatra,

Alaska Marine Lines Reduces Fuel Surcharge

Alaska Marine Lines, a marine transportation company providing barge service to and from Alaska and Hawaii, informs it has filed with the U.S. Surface Transportation

SSI to Showcase Marine Information Model

SSI's CAD/CAM ShipConstructor software utilizes a Marine Information Model (MIM) to store a wealth of data that can be leveraged for maintenance, repair and lifecycle support.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.4348 sec (2 req/sec)