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Two things that get high marks from the North Yard’s second shift staging crew are – having the materials and tools they need to do their work, and access to training to build their skills and ensure they are working safely. This 17-member team of stagers and riggers get requests to build staging for the Ring Module Shop, Structural Fabrication and Assembly, Component Fabrication and Assembly, the Covered Modular Outfitting Facility, and the Blast and Coat Facility, just to name a few. “One of the things I like about this job is every day there’s a new project and something different. But no matter what we do, we strive to make what we build as safe as possible because other shipbuilders have to use the staging, just like us,” said Justin Buist. To ensure the team has the right tools for the right job, a Connex storage box is kept full with chainsaws, reciprocating saws, stud guns and other types


In this issue: Safety Song Winner Announced, Dry Dock Work Completed for USS Abraham Lincoln, Washington (SSN 787) Keel Laying Ceremony and...

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