Austal USA once again lauded for safety

Austal USA, which builds ships in Mobile, once again has earned an Excellence in Safety award from the American Equity Underwriters.

This is the sixth award the company has received from AEU, the leading prover of workers’ compensation for waterfront employers.

The AEU Safety Awards program recognizes “the strongest safety programs in the maritime industry nationwide,” according to the organization.

“This year’s winners truly are the safest in the industry,” said Jimmy Burgin, senior vice president and director of loss control at AEU. “The commitment of their management teams, supervisors, safety staff and employees all combine to create safety programs that are worthy of this recognition.”

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The award is important to Austal USA.

“Safety is our top priority at Austal and will remain so as we add a steel shipbuilding capability and continue to build quality products on time and on budget while maintaining our superior safety reputation,” he said.

In addition to the six AEU awards Austal USA has won 14 other industry safety awards.

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