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Longshore Landmark Case - Gizoni

John A. "Jack" Martone, Senior Vice President, AEU Advisory Services
John A. "Jack" Martone, Senior Vice President, AEU Advisory Services

The employer in the case of Southwest Marine, Inc. v. Byron Gizoni, operated a ship repair facility. The plaintiff in this case was a rigging foreman who worked on and rode the floating platforms as they were towed into place.  He occasionally served as lookout and gave maneuvering signals to the tugboat operators and secured lines from the platforms to the vessels under repair. Many questions were raised in this case, and its pivotal holdings have complicated the overlapping coverage and jurisdictional issues between the (mutually exclusive) Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Jones Act.

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VSRA Membership Recognizes Congressman Randy Forbes

Congressman J. Randy Forbes
Congressman J. Randy Forbes

The October General Membership Luncheon meeting was held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel. The Guest Speaker, Congressman J. Randy Forbes, reflected on his time as Representative of the 4th Congressional District.

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Expect What You Inspect

Wayne Lefebvre, Safety & Leadership Solutions
Wayne Lefebvre, Safety & Leadership Solutions

No one ever wants to be caught off guard. Whatever our responsibilities are, whether at work, home, or life in general, being surprised is usually not a good thing.

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21st Annual Safety & Health Seminar


The VSRA 21st Annual Safety & Health Seminar was held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center, ODU. The Seminar was a great success due to the diligent efforts of the planning committee, sponsors, speakers, and attendees. Click below to learn more about this enormously successful event!

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11th Annual Ship Repair Virtual Lego Competition


The 11th Annual Ship Repair Virtual LEGO Competition has officially launched! The purpose of the competition is to promote the ship repair industry while increasing competitive mathematical, analytical and conceptual skills in middle school aged students.

We need volunteers to serve as technical advisors, judges and sponsors. This is a great opportunity to give back to the community and represent your company!

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Career Day 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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New VSRA Member Companies

One new member company joined VSRA in the month of October, bringing the membership total to 251. Please join us in welcoming:

Mid-Atlantic ABV

Click below for more information on our newest VSRA Members!

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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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