The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), the national association representing the U.S. shipbuilding, maintenance, and repair industry, recently announced the recipients of its annual shipyard safety awards.
SCA honors shipbuilding and repair organizations with the “Excellence in Safety,” “Improvement in Safety” and “Significant Safety Achievement” awards each year for enhancement of operations and promotion of safety and accident prevention.
SCA awarded nine U.S. shipyards in total, with BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair and Bollinger Shipyards receiving both the “Excellence in Safety” and “Improvement in Safety” awards. All recipients showed exemplary operations standards and prioritized safety and accident prevention to the highest degree, despite the challenges posed to the industry by COVID-19 throughout 2020.
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 total SCA average, or if the facility reduces its year-on-year TRIR by 10 percent or more.
For a complete list of winners, visit https://shipbuildersusa.org.