American Equity Underwriters 2011 Safety Awards winners announced

The American Equity Underwriters Inc. 2011 Safety Awards were presented at the annual American Longshore Mutual Association Conference in Grand Cayman on July 30.  The awards are given each year to the best performing ALMA members nationwide and are based on the number of accidents and the severity of accidents for each calendar year.

The award is an acknowledgement that these companies are leaders in the most important aspect of business operation – protecting employees from injury or death, the association says. It’s the one effort, the association says, that should lead all others as businesses strive for improved results and better performance. 

Three safety award winners are presented in both the marine cargo handling and shipyard industries. Receiving marine cargo handling awards were International Transportation Service Inc., Levin Enterprises Inc. and Schaefer Stevedoring Inc. Shipyard safety awards were presented to Signal International LLC, Candies Shipbuilders LLC and Signet Maritime Corp.