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.