Workplace safety is a key consideration for PMA. PMA and its members take a collaborative approach to safety training and security at marine terminals and throughout the supply chain, leading accident rates to fall to all-time lows.
All workers receive comprehensive safety training as part of their initial orientation, and safety lessons are reinforced at job sites daily. PMA works closely with employers and workers to understand operational issues and to improve jobsite safety. The Joint Area Accident Prevention Committees and their subcommittee workgroups allow PMA and the ILWU to address workplace safety in each region on the West Coast.
Safety Bulletins are posted regularly by PMA. Bulletins alert ILWU workers and member companies to important information regarding safety.