February 17, 2017, Houston – Southwest Shipyard, L.P., a leading provider of vessel cleaning, repair, refurbishing and construction services to the marine industry, was awarded multiple safety awards at the Shipbuilders Council of America General Membership Meeting in late January 2017 in Florida. More than 90 shipyard representatives from across the country were in attendance. These safety awards represent SCA member shipyard’s commitment to keeping workers safe on the job. As a side note, the Vice President of Health, Safety, Security & Risk Management, Brian Blanchard, is also a sitting board member on the SCA Health & Safety Committee. Mr. Blanchard is also a Board Member & the Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Houston Ship Channel Security District, representing the largest area, Zone 1.
SCA is quoted as saying:
Through their proactive approaches and dedication to improved safety and health, these member companies demonstrate their leadership. Southwest Shipyard was awarded both the Award for Excellence in Safety, and an Award for Continuous Improvement in Safety Performance.
Award for Excellence in Safety-
Companies are eligible for this award if they submit the SCA safety surveys each quarter, have no fatalities throughout the year, and have a recordable rate below the SCA average. We are pleased to announce that Southwest Shipyard was awarded the Excellence in Safety Award for 2016.
Continuous Improvement in Safety-
Companies are eligible for this award if they submit the SCA safety surveys each quarter, have no fatalities throughout the year, and reduce their year-on-year TRIR for multiple years running. We are proud to announce that Southwest Shipyard was awarded the Continuous Improvement in Safety award for 2016.
About Southwest Shipyard, L.P. Southwest Shipyard was formed in 1954 and today owns and operates four (4) shipyards in South Texas with direct deep water access to the Gulf of Mexico. The company provides gas freeing and cleaning services, topside and major repairs, surface preparation and painting, major conversion, renovation and new construction services to the entire marine industry. Southwest Shipyard currently can handle Inland and Offshore Barges, Boats, OSVs, Ferries and Offshore tugs. Learn more about Southwest Shipyard, L.P. at www.swslp.com.