AWSC Helps 2nd-Tier Shipyards Comply With U.S. Disabilities Act

The American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC) is assisting second-tier shipyards in their efforts to comply with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), which becomes effective July 26, 1992.

The ADA will affect the hiring practices of all employers with 25 or more employees. Revising job descriptions to define the essential functions of positions, and revising application forms to eliminate any questions which may be discriminatory are two steps toward compliance. The AWSC is making generic job descriptions available for the following positions: welder, sandblaster, machinist, shipwright, electrician, operator and many more. For additional information on how to obtain the descriptions or applications, call or write: American Waterways Shipyard Conference, 1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1000, Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 841- 9300; FAX (703) 841-0389.

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