Since 2007, AEU has annually recognized the ALMA members with the most effective safety programs. The awards are based on year and are acknowledged at various AEU events the following year including the annual Conference.
There are three factors used to determine the award winners:
Once all three of these factors have been calculated and ranked against other ALMA members, the winners are carefully reviewed to ensure the list reflects the safest programs in the membership.
While there are many safety award programs managed by various industry or trade associations in maritime and other industries nationwide, we believe the criteria used in the AEU Safety Award program are the most effective in measuring not only incident prevention performance but also specific management-based controls.
We often see repeat winners of the AEU Safety Awards. This is because each year all ALMA members are ranked per the aforementioned criteria, regardless of whether or not they are a prior Safety Award winner. Since companies with strong safety programs often continue on that same path, we frequently see the same ALMA members at or near the top of the list.
Safety performance and claims history is monitored by an AEU underwriter throughout the policy term and are used to evaluate and calculate pricing at each renewal. This means members are always receiving the earned premium credits regardless of whether or not they are an AEU Safety Award winner. AEU Safety Award winners are eligible for sponsorship of their company’s employee recognition event, should they choose to have one.
The AEU Safety Awards have become a competitive and coveted industry-wide award program. Due to the large number of members in ALMA across the maritime industry, the AEU Safety Award program is a true representation of all industries covered by the Longshore Act. Winners of the AEU Safety Awards often use this recognition as a means of illustrating their commitment to an effective safety program in their industry. This recognition is meaningful not only to industry peers, but also to current and potential customers who value a company’s commitment to employee safety. It demonstrates to these current and prospective customers that the company is well-managed, not only in incident prevention but also in terms of production, efficiency and avoidance of all types of losses.
Additional benefits of winning an AEU Safety Award include: