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  • Two past chairmen of the American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC) have been honored for their service to the shipyard industry. At a recent AWSC meeting in Houston, John F. McKay and Jack O.

    Pirozzolo were each presented a mounted brass ship's clock commemorating their service.

    Mr. McKay, formerly of Maxon Marine and Jeffboat, Inc. and now a vice president with McAllister Bros. Inc., New York, was one of the original Shipyard Steering Committee members who founded the AWSC in 1976. During his tenure as chairman in 1978, he led the AWSC in a successful battle to prevent foreign competitors from building vessels for domestic shipping in the United States. Such an incursion, which has long been banned by law, would have been economically damaging to the U.S. shipbuilding economy.

    Mr. Pirozzolo, an executive with Goldston Shipbuilding Corporation, Corpus Christi, Texas, served as AWSC chairman in 1980, when the AWSC received a grant from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to develop safety training programs.

    The first of these programs, New Employee Safety Training, will be ready for distribution by August.

    The awards were presented by AWSC chairman John Buursema, president of Twin City Shipyard, St. Paul, Minn. He praised both men "for their tireless efforts and outstanding contributions to the industry." He also noted that the groundwork laid by the past chairmen might make it possible for the shipyard industry to institute selfregulation in safety and health matters.

    Under Mr. Buursema's leadership, the industry has taken additional steps in this direction.

    The AWSC consists of more than 70 shipyards engaged in building and repairing vessels for the barge and towing industry, the offshore service industry, and the fishing industry. The AWSC keeps its members apprised of developments in the industry, thus providing the tools for more efficient operations, and aims to improve conditions for the small- and medium-sized shipyards to assure the long-term growth of the industry.

  • in the development of a vertical standard for the shipbuilding and ship repair industry. The shipyard conference petitioned the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for this standard, and it is working closely with the agency. Mr. Greene and the AWSC firmly believe

  • environments. Known as the "Star" award, the honor is given only to industries which participate in the Voluntary Protection Program of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and have an. extraordinarily low frequency of lost-time accidents. The award was presented to Avondale

  • workers repairing and refurbishing ship components utilizing sand blasting have become the subject of a new U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard.All employers and employees in the maritime industry need to be aware of the new requirements as OSHA continues

  • Third District; Anthony Gliedman, Commissioner of New York City's Department of Ports and Terminals; Nicholas A. Di Archangel, Area Director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the U.S. Department of Labor, and Capt. S. Fraser Sammis, General Chairman of the Marine Section of the National

  • the special guests in attendance. Other speakers at the christening were: the Honorable John A. Pendergrass, Assistant Secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor; Paul A. Schneider, Executive Director, Amphibious, Auxiliary, Mine and Sealift

  • There has been much ado over the recent Supreme Court ruling that a commercial uninspected drilling vessel must comply with applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards since the vessel was not regulated by under the USCG inspected vessel standards. Those in the know

  • , i n d i v i d u a l c o m p a n i es would not even be aware of the danger until it was too late. The AWSC has also been active in urging the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to reduce the regulatory burden on the industry. Several programs have been inaugurated by the AWSC t h a

  • , but the standards were little higher than those applicable to recreational craft. These tugs were also subject to examination by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The OSHA examinations were rare, but when they took place any violations found could be costly. After one of the OSHA penalty

  • Attention to safety in shipyards is starting to pay dividends  The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited a shipyard for 61 alleged violations of workplace safety and health standards. Faced with $293,450 in proposed fines, the shipyard’s alleged

  • of the shipbuilding, ship repair and shipbreaking standards, which became effective May 20, 1982. Currently, we are working closely with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop a vertical standard, which would be directly applicable to our industry. Through this process

  • . Only when a marine chemist has certified an area as safe can entry and hot work proceed. Both the U.S. Coast Guard and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require a marine chemist certificate before a range of repair tasks can begin. Despite the importance of marine chemists

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    Case Study Science Sea Star Population in Danger The combination of ocean warming have stayed so low in the past three est ocean, and it is not recovering in the and an infectious wasting disease has years, we consider them endangered in same way experienced by the intertidal devastated populations of

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    Products Beacons, Flashers, Trackers SABIK MARINE is providing the Norwegian Coastal Administration (Kystverket) with remote monitored LED lanterns for their coastal waters. Image: Sabik software at Broadcast station and Cen- 3 to 31 nautical miles. They are ? tted Remotely monitored tral station.

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