Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding receives National Shipbuilders Excellence in Safety Award

The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) announced June 25 that for the fourth consecutive year (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 continued advancement of employee safety in the shipyard industry.

SCA member companies are eligible for the Excellence in Safety Award if the yard submits the SCA Injury & Illness survey for all four quarters, has zero fatalities throughout the year and 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,” said 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 to their families,” said 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. in May.

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