WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) awarded General Dynamics NASSCO’s shipyards in Norfolk, Mayport and San Diego with the prestigious Excellence in Safety and Improvement in Safety awards. SCA, the national association representing the U.S. shipyard industry, honors companies annually with safety awards for enhancement of operations and promotion of safety and accident prevention.
Through proactive approaches and dedication to improved safety and health of their employees, NASSCO is one of 19 SCA member companies to receive awards for a continued advancement of employee safety in the shipyard industry.
SCA member companies are eligible for both the Excellence and Improvement in Safety Awards if they submit the SCA Injury & Illness survey for all four quarters, have zero fatalities throughout the year and if their recordable incident rate (TRIR) is below the SCA aggregate – 3.75 percent or if they reduce their year-on-year TRIR by 10 percent or more.
“Safety is a critical pillar of the U.S. shipyard industry – every shipyard, no matter the size – requires critical safety measure to keep their team members safe. The commitment by this industry to safety has been demonstrated through the incredible reduction in the industry’s overall total recordable incident rate (TRIR), which has been steadily declining over the last 30 years. We are proud to recognize these companies and their employees for their accomplishments in safety this year,” said Matthew Paxton, President of the SCA.