NAVSEA, or Naval Sea Systems Command, is the system command responsible for engineering, building, buying and maintaining the US Navy’s fleet of ships. With a budget of almost $30 billion, it is the largest of the Navy’s five system commands. The team that comprises NAVSEA is a mixture of 60,000 civilian, military and contract personnel. With that many personnel and projects under its oversight, NAVSEA has a lot to worry about when it comes to safety.
In order to promote safe working conditions, NAVSEA issued regulation 009-74, which sets forth requirements that include written safety plans, training, hazard communication, job safety analysis, confined spaces, emergency response among others.
In the above referenced version of the regulation, section 3.21 speaks directly to one training requirement for NAVSEA projects:
“Repair and maintenance employees working aboard vessels, dry docks and piers shall have a valid 10 hour OSHA Maritime Shipyard Employment Course #7615 or NAVSEA-approved equivalent completion card within 60 days of employment.”
The 10 hour OSHA Maritime Shipyard Employment Course #7615 provided by United Alliance Services is intended to provide entry-level safety and health hazard information tailored to shipyard employees involved in ship repairing, shipbuilding, and ship breaking. This entry level course focuses on identification, avoidance, control, and prevention.
There is also a 30 hour OSHA Maritime Shipyard Employment Course #7615, which covers everything included in the 10 hour course, but is appropriate for individuals who are in a supervisor role or have oversight for safety at shipyards.
We have an upcoming date for the 10 hour OSHA Maritime Shipyard Employment Courses in Massachusetts:
June 22, 2015, 9:00am- 3:00pm (Part 1 of 2)
June 23, 2015, 9:00am- 3:00pm (Part 2 of 2)
Please call (774) 302-4305 to register, or for more information.