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REGISTER NOW: 24th Annual Safety & Health Seminar!

OSHA Area Director Stan Dutko at the 2019 S&H Seminar
OSHA Area Director Stan Dutko at the 2019 S&H Seminar

Registration is underway for the VSRA 24th Annual Safety & Health Seminar on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center, ODU. This year's theme is Great Catch!

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Featured Article: Your job is starting, but does your crew have DBIDS?

Kimberly Pierce, Tidewater Staffing
Kimberly Pierce, Tidewater Staffing

The Department of Defense Biometric Identification System (yes, the ‘S’ in DBIDS counts when spelling the acronym) credential has been the hot button issue for the port and ship repair companies since it replaced RapidGate. It’s important, it’s complicated but hey, at least it’s “free."

It costs time, manpower, frustration, and most of all, delays in production. So, what can be done? Use your resources, know the process, and get your submissions done correctly the first time and way ahead of schedule.

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2019 Contracts Committee Seminar Series


Each year, the VSRA Contracts Committee puts together a series of in-depth, informative seminars on issues related to government contracting, commercial work, and small business. This year, the Contracts Committee will host five seminars!

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Featured Article: OSHA & VSRA Partnership: 3rd Year & Going Strong

Dawn Kriz, General Dynamics - NASSCO Norfolk
Dawn Kriz, General Dynamics - NASSCO Norfolk

In 2016, the Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) renewed the longest-running partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  To this day, it continues to grow strong and remains an interactive and effective collaboration tool for private shipyards (and maritime-related businesses).  The Partnership was established in 2002.  In fact, it is the only Maritime OSHA-VSRA Partnership in the entire country in existence today.  There are currently 37 companies that are active partners, sharing our experiences and learning from each other. 

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September Luncheon: Portsmouth Mayor John Rowe Speaks to VSRA Membership

Hon. John L. Rowe, Mayor, City of Portsmouth
Hon. John L. Rowe, Mayor, City of Portsmouth

The September General Membership Luncheon meeting was held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel. The Guest Speaker was City of Portsmouth Mayor John L. Rowe. 

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Introducing VSRA 101


The Virginia Ship Repair Association Communications Committee is excited to launch VSRA 101! This new series of FREE monthly lunch-and-learn sessions are intended to provide orientation to new VSRA Members as well as re-introduce current Members to the many benefits and initiatives of the Association and Foundation!

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No October General Membership Luncheon - VSRF Golf Tournament!


As a reminder, there will be no General Membership Luncheon in October! Instead, the 33rd Annual Virginia Ship Repair Foundation Golf Tournament will be held at Bayville Golf Club in Virginia Beach on Tuesday, October 15!

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New VSRA Member Companies

The current VSRA Member Count is 288! We have had several companies join our Membership over the past few months. Please join us in welcoming:

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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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