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State of the Association: Bill Crow Presents the 2016 Annual Report

VSRA President Bill Crow
VSRA President Bill Crow

On January 31, 2017, VSRA President Bill Crow presented the 2016 Annual Report to the General Membership at the first luncheon of the new year. Describing 2016 as the "year of partnerships," Mr. Crow spoke to the unending "pride, passion, and patriotism" that kept the ship repair industry strong through austere times.

Please click here to view the 2016 Annual Report!

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RDML Downey to Speak at February VSRA Membership Meeting

RDML James Downey, Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center
RDML James Downey, Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center

The next VSRA General Membership Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel in the Holley Ballroom (1st Floor). The featured Guest Speaker will be RDML James P. Downey, Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center and Deputy Commander for Surface Warfare, Naval Sea Systems Command.

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SPONSORS NEEDED - 11th Annual Ship Repair Virtual Lego Competition


The 11th Annual Ship Repair Virtual LEGO Competition is underway! With 22 SCHOOLS registered to compete, this year promises to be our biggest and best ever! However, in order to ensure the success of this one-of-a-kind, vital program for our next generation of ship repairers, we need your help.

Please consider contributing a tax-deductible sponsorship to the Virginia Ship Repair Foundation (a 501(c)(3) organization) for this event!

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Featured Article: Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR)

Tammy Nolette, ITA International
Tammy Nolette, ITA International

In today’s world, we have had to adapt to changing new threats in the security field, from bomb threats to active shooters, now referred to as active threats. It seems that once an act of terrorism or threat has occurred, multiple incidents of that same nature seem to occur all over the United States. There are ways for you to help identify threats or signs of Terrorism.

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Recognition of Excellence: Annual Safety Award, Communications Leadership, and VSRA Instructors

Nominator Richard Betts, Annual Safety Suggestion Award Winner Erica Ray, and Tom Binner
Nominator Richard Betts, Annual Safety Suggestion Award Winner Erica Ray, and Tom Binner

VSRA's January General Membership Luncheon featured several presentations recognizing excellence across the Membership, including the 2016 Annual Safety Suggestion Award Winner and the outgoing Foundation Board Chairman.

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Featured Article: Paying Attention to Injuries Among Temporary Workers

Gretchen Watson, Safety & Leadership Solutions
Gretchen Watson, Safety & Leadership Solutions

Injuries reflect safety climate, not lack of employee motivation

U.S. employees and their employers are required to report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) any work-related injury or illness that results in death, loss of consciousness, days away from work, restricted job duty or transfer, or medical treatment beyond first aid. Accordingly, in 2014 roughly 3 million U.S. workers were injured on the job and several thousand died.  Staggering as these numbers are, they only capture about one-third of all work-related injuries and illnesses.

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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

Three new member companies and one reinstated member joined VSRA in the month of January, bringing the membership total to 252. Please join us in welcoming:

Atlantic Coating Inspection

HYTORC Virginia

G-1 Mechanical, Inc

ITL Solutions

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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