Environment, Health & Safety

Our Commitment

At Bath Iron Works we are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace while protecting the environment. This includes recognizing and actively preventing workplace hazards and pollution. In this competitive atmosphere BIW aggressively strives for continuous improvement, not only in the spectacular surface combatants our employees design and build for the United States Navy, but in the ways and means by which we protect ourselves and the environment we hold so dear. We accept these responsibilities to our employees, community, and our place along the shores of the Kennebec River with great pride.

We are committed to ensure that we provide our workforce and the environment with the best protections available by complying with State and Federal regulations. We have a dedicated staff to ensure all employees possess an understanding of regulatory requirements as they pertain to shipbuilding and environmental protection. Programs reflect the requirements under applicable regulations and are periodically reviewed to ensure we remain compliant with the law in word and in practice while improving performance in an effort to reduce injuries and prevent pollution.

At BIW we have three goals; provide the Navy with the best surface combatants at an affordable price, treat each other with respect and act with dignity, and send our employees home each day to their family and friends in the same condition they arrived at work. I would add, it is also our intent to be a good neighbor in our community and State by taking the actions necessary to protect Maine’s air, land, and water – all the natural resources we share to make a living or simply have a great time.


BIW is ISO 14001-certified and ISO 45001-compliant for its comprehensive Environmental, Health & Safety Management System (EHSMS). BIW was the first private shipyard in the United States to have its Environmental, Health & Safety Management System be registered to ISO 14001 and be certified complaint with ISO 45001 / BS 8800.

ISO 14001 is an internationally accredited standard for environmental protection systems administered by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The International Standards Organization sets voluntary standards and guidelines for manufacturing and engineering organizations to help promote quality products and protection of the local environment. ISO 14001 specifies a framework of control for an Environmental Management System against which an organization can be certified by a third party.

ISO 45001 and BS 8800 are international occupational health and safety management system specifications. Both are intended to establish auditable standards for implementing, maintaining and continually improving a Health and Safety Management System.

Elements of BIW’s EHSMS include an EHS policy, planning, operational controls, internal auditing, corrective action, continual improvement in EHS protection performance and employee training and awareness.

For more information, contact:

BIW Environmental, Health & Safety Dept: 207-442-1361

Read our Environment, Health and Safety Packet