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March VSRA General Membership Luncheon Meeting MOVED to March 29th!

RADM Christopher Grady, Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic
RADM Christopher Grady, Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic

Due to a meeting conflict, the March VSRA General Membership Luncheon meeting has been moved to March 29th. The meeting will be held at the Portsmouth Renaissance hotel, and feature remarks by RADM Christopher Grady, Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic.

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Maritime Administrator Jaenichen Addresses VSRA Membership

Maritime Administrator Jaenichen Addresses VSRA Membership
Maritime Administrator Jaenichen Addresses VSRA Membership

The February 2016 General Membership Luncheon was held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel. The Honorable Paul "Chip" Jaenichen, Maritime Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation / Maritime Administration, was the guest speaker. Mr. Jaenichen spoke to the importance of the Ship Repair Industry in allowing the nation's maritime strategy to operate properly, and urged the membership to remain ardent defenders of the Jones Act, as well as recognize the importance of skilled tradesmen to maintaining an effective national defense.

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Cold Weather Occupational Health: Myths & Facts

Dr. Michael Picio, DO, Retired Navy Physician, Medical Director of Taylor Made Diagnos
Dr. Michael Picio, DO, Retired Navy Physician, Medical Director of Taylor Made Diagnos

Employees who work outside are vulnerable to cold weather injuries.  Having employees prepared for winter is critical.

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White–Collar Crime

Lying, cheating, and stealing…

That’s white-collar crime in a nutshell. The term is now synonymous with the full range of frauds committed by employees, such as business and government professionals.

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OSHA, Virginia Ship Repair Sign 5-Year Agreement to Extend Partnership


The Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) has just renewed its long-running partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Established in 2008, the OSHA-VSRA Partnership is the only maritime OSHA Partnership in existence, and has the active participation of 34 partner-companies.

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2016 VSRA Human Resources Professional Development Seminar Register NOW!


Click here to Register for the upcoming VSRA Human Resources Professional Development Seminar scheduled for Wednesday, April 13, 2016.  

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2016 10th Annual Tradesmen Awards - NOW OPEN for Nominations!


Nominate the BEST of your best Tradesmen now!  The Junior awardee has less than 5 years experience in trade experience, the Senior 5 years or more in trade experience.

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2016 Career Days - Volunteers Needed!

Terry Stead of Tecnico Volunteers at a Career Day Event
Terry Stead of Tecnico Volunteers at a Career Day Event

VSRF needs volunteers for Career Day events. Come and share your work knowledge!

Please CLICK HERE to view our Outreach Schedule

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10th Annual LEGO Competition

2014 Annual LEGO Competition Finalists
2014 Annual LEGO Competition Finalists

The 10th Annual Ship Repair Industry Awareness LEGO Competition has officially launched, and 19 Schools throughout the Hampton Roads area are participating! Just as we have in past years, this year we will need volunteers to serve as judges. We also need sponsors for this event! This is a great opportunity to give back to the community and represent your company!

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NEW VSRA MEMBER COMPANIES

One new member company joined VSRA in the month of January, bringing the membership total to 248. Please join us in welcoming:

The Warehouse Rentals and Supplies

 

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Safety Suggestion Awards!

VSRA's Safety Committee is always looking for new Safety Suggestion ideas. Please review below to see if your idea meets the criteria.

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Writers Welcome! Please contact Kathy Bryan, Communications Committee Chairman, at (757)366-9300, or kbryan@shipyardstaffing.com, if you would like to submit an article.

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