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AEU Launches "Safety Focus" Campaign

Jan 4, 2021
Year-long campaign will provide guidance to employers on preventing the most common workplace injuries in maritime facilities

MOBILE, Ala. – The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU), the leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance for waterfront employers, is launching a year-long campaign to help employers in the maritime industry keep workers safe from common hazards.

The campaign, called Safety Focus, was developed by the AEU Loss Control team after a thorough review of top incident trends between 2017 and 2019.

"Our goal with this campaign is to give ALMA members the tools they need to prevent common injuries," said Jimmy Burgin, senior vice president and director of loss control at AEU. "These tools include toolbox talks, instructional videos, facility materials, OSHA standards and more -- all of which can help them keep workers safe and reduce claims costs."

Safety Focus will highlight a different safety topic each month on social media, email newsletters, and a dedicated website for ALMA members. Content will include guidance on preventing injuries and controlling hazards related to falls, strains, struck against injuries, lacerations, confined spaces and motor vehicle safety.