Industry Updates

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS) is one of Fincantieri Marine Group’s three shipyards on the Great Lakes.  Based in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin,  FBS specializes in construction, repair, and conversion of commercial vessels and sustainment of United States Coast Guard cutters and handles total vessel lifecycle: design, construction, delivery, training, warranty, repair, and sustainment. Every winter FBS welcomes […]

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CDMCS thanks 3M’s Shari Franklin Smith, CIH, CSP and Jessica Hauge CIH, CSP for sharing with CDMCS members 3M’s suite of COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE).  Their recent presentation covered an in-depth comparison between respirators and masks, new hearing protection and communication headsets for social distancing, protective eyewear, decontamination methods for respirators and other critical PPE, […]

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Like other sectors of the maritime industry, dredging is considered “essential” by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the division of the Department of Homeland Security tasked with identifying critical infrastructure and essential workers during the response to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. That means, even during the fight to slow […]

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Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its “Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community & National Resilience in COVID-19 Response.” This list of “essential critical infrastructure workforce” gives guidance to state and local jurisdictions and the private sector in considering how to […]

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OSHA recordkeeping requirements at 29 CFR Part 1904 mandate covered employers record certain work-related injuries and illnesses on their OSHA 300 log. COVID-19 can be a recordable illness if a worker is infected as a result of performing their work-related duties. However, employers are only responsible for recording cases of COVID-19 if all of the […]

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