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OSHA Recognizes Norfolk Shipyard for Safety Record

Friday, March 23, 2018

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The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration has certified the BAE Systems Inc. Norfolk Ship Repair facility as a Star worksite, the highest level of recognition in the agency’s Voluntary Protection Programs in regard to workplace safety and health excellence.

According to OSHA, BAE Systems' Norfolk facility’s injury and illness rate was 60 percent below the national average. The facility’s rate of incidents that resulted in lost work days was 56 percent lower than the industry average.

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The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration has certified the BAE Systems Inc. Norfolk Ship Repair facility as a Star worksite, the highest level of recognition in the agency’s Voluntary Protection Programs in regard to workplace safety and health excellence.

“BAE Systems has demonstrated a commitment to employees at its Norfolk repair facility by maintaining a comprehensive and effective workplace safety and health management system,” said Michael Rivera, Acting OSHA Regional Administrator.

About BAE Systems

BAE Systems, a global corporation headquartered in Farnborough, England, reported 17.8 billion pounds ($21.9 billion) in revenue in 2016. The company had 29,500 U.S. employees last year, and 36 percent of its sales were in the United States. In addition to shipbuilding and repair, BAE makes and maintains military aircraft and other military equipment and systems.

The company reports annual sales of around $10 billion. The company laid off nearly 200 employees at its Norfolk shipyard last May and June, and prior to that, BAE sold its Pier 70 shipyard in San Francisco to Puglia Engineering, a transaction that led to a lawsuit from Puglia and 220 layoffs as the facility was shut down.

VPP recognizes employers and workers in both private industry and federal agencies for implementing effective safety and health management procedures.

   

Tagged categories: Health and safety; NA; North America; OSHA; Program/Project Management; Ships and vessels; Shipyards

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