Bollinger Safety Program Achieves Milestones

Bollinger Shipyards Inc. reports that it continues to achieve safety milestones changing the culture of shipyard safety awareness at its U.S. based facilities.

In the last quarter, Bollinger facilities at Algiers and Lockport New Construction both surpassed one year without a lost time accident (LTA), the Lockport, La.-based company says. Of the many program achievements this year, the Bollinger Fourchon facility reached 10 years without a LTA, and the Bollinger Marine Fabricators’ facility reached 2.75 million man-hours worked without a LTA. Achieving these significant accomplishments, the company says, reinforces its commitment to provide world-class performance levels in all aspects of compliance at its 12 shipyard facilities.

On April 5, 2011, Bollinger was presented the 2010 “Award for Excellence in Safety” by the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA). The Award for Excellence in Safety is given to member companies who have an end-of year total recordable incident rate (TRIR) below the average SCA rate. This was the sixth consecutive year that Bollinger facilities received this award.

 “Congratulations to our dedicated employees on their efforts in making Bollinger one of the safest shipyards in America,” said Chris Bollinger, Bollinger’s executive vice president of new construction, in a company press release.

“Bollinger is committed to safety of its workforce, support for our community, and respect for the environment,” said Ben Bordelon, executive vice president of repair during a recent managers meeting.

The company says it attributes its success in its safety program to its employees, contractors, as well as its diverse customer base, a robust inspection program, a focus on continuous improvement, and training. Bollinger says its safety program is targeted to continue to raise the bar on health, safety, and environmental compliance and provide a safe work environment for employees, contractors and their customers.




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