Alliance protects workers restoring Old Ironsides

July 12, 2005

Enhancing workplace safety for the workers who repair and restore the U.S.'s oldest commissioned warship, the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) is the goal of a newly signed alliance between the U.S. Labor Dept.'s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. Navy's Naval Historical Center-Detachment Boston (NHC-DB).

Under the alliance, the two partners will develop and deliver training programs for NHC-DB employees working on the ship. Training will focus on recognizing and preventing fall, electrical, caught-between, and struck-by hazards. The two organizations also will share and promote best practices and effective approaches to workplace safety.