By Kerry Gershaneck, Naval Shipyard Public Affairs
Secretary of the Navy, Donald C. Winter announced Aug. 19 that Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard won the Department of the Navy's Fiscal Year 2008 Safety Excellence Award.
This is the second consecutive year the shipyard earned the DON Safety Excellence Award. In 2007, the shipyard was recognized for achieving elite "Star" status under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Voluntary Protection Programs. The 2008 award is for "Safety Ashore" in the industrial category.
The annual award is the Navy's most prestigious safety award. It recognizes Navy and Marine Corps commands that demonstrate exceptional operational excellence by sustained mission success with simultaneous exemplary safety performance. This is the seventh year these awards have been presented.
Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard is the largest industrial employer in the state of with a combined civilian and military workforce of about 4,700.
The shipyard, strategically located in the , is a full-service naval shipyard and regional maintenance center for the U.S. Navy's surface ships and submarines.