Fincantieri Bay Shipping Receives SCA Excellence in Safety Award


By The Maritime Executive 06-25-2018 03:24:02

WASHINGTON– The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) today announced that for the fourth consecutive year in a row (2014-2017),Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding received SCA’s prestigious Excellence in Safety Award. SCA, the national association representing the U.S. shipyard industry, honors companies with annual safety awards for enhancement of operations and promotion of safety and accident prevention.

Through their proactive approaches and dedication to improved safety and health of their employees, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding is one of 19 SCA member companies to receive awards for their continued advancement of employee safety in the shipyard industry. SCA member companies are eligible for the Excellence in Safety Awardif the yard submits the SCA Injury & Illness survey for all four quarters, have zero fatalities throughout the year and have a recordable incident rate (TRIR) rate below the 2017 SCA aggregate of 3.87 percent.

“Shipyards are complex work environments and safety of employees is critical,” says Matthew Paxton, President of the SCA. ”Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding’s stellar safety performance in 2018 reflects excellent leadership in the shipyard and its commitment to safety is proven in the data we’ve collected. We’re proud to recognize Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and the hard-working men and women who reflect the shipyard industry’s culture of safety year after year.”

“We have a powerful and very personal focus to ensure each of our employees goes home safely each night their families,” says Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Vice President and General Manager Todd Thayse. “Keeping each person safe on the job ensures a healthy life outside of work. We want to be on the forefront of successfully reducing on-the-job injuries among all shipbuilders across the country. Our employees are living our organization’s values, and we could not be more proud of their commitment and dedication.”

The awards were presented during the SCA annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on May 17, 2018. The event saw the attendance of nearly 100 participants to discuss the status of the U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry and to bring awareness to the U.S. Congress of the industry’s critical role in national and economic security.

SCA members constitute the shipyard industrial base that builds, repairs, maintains and modernizes U.S. Navy ships and craft, U.S. Coast Guard vessels of all sizes, as well as vessels for other U.S. government agencies. In addition, SCA members build, repair and service America's fleet of commercial vessels.

The Council represents 41 companies that own and operate over 80 shipyards, with facilities on all three U.S. coasts, the Great Lakes, the inland waterways system, Alaska and Hawaii. SCA also represents 110 partner members that provide goods, services and engineering to the shipyard industry.

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