The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU), the leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance for waterfront employers, announces that AEU Loss Control Manager Ray Ruiz has been named to the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety & Health (NACOSH).
NACOSH is a national advisory committee for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The advice and recommendations of NACOSH help the Human Services Secretary (HHS) and Secretary of Labor and Health provide substantive input on workplace safety and health issues related to reducing worker deaths, injuries, and illnesses. NACOSH also reviews OSHA and HHS initiatives in an effort to improve worker safety and health.
“Ray brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge to the AEU Loss Control Team. We know he will be a valuable asset to NACOSH,” said Jimmy Burgin, Senior Vice President and Director of Loss Control at AEU. “Improvements to worker health and safety will be made as a direct result of Ray’s contribution to the committee.”
Ray Ruiz has been a Loss Control Manager with The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. since 2014. Ray holds numerous certifications from OSHA and the Texas Department of Health. He is a Shipyard Competent Person and certified in HAZWOPER, Radiological Emergency Management, First Aid, and CPR. He received an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Environmental Safety and Health, with a specialization in Occupational Safety and Health from Texas State Technical College.
Ray is also a member of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) for Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities Council.
About the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety & Health
The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) is a statutory committee established under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to advise the Secretaries of Labor and Health and Human Services on occupational safety and health programs and policies. NACOSH is comprised of 12 members: four public representatives, two management representatives, two labor representatives, two occupational health professionals and two occupational safety professionals. The Secretary of Health and Human Services designates two of the public representatives and both of the health professionals. All members are appointed by the Secretary of Labor and serve two-year terms.
About The American Equity Underwriters, Inc.
With headquarters in Mobile, Alabama, The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. serves as program administrator for American Longshore Mutual Association Ltd., a group self-insurance fund authorized by the U.S. Department of Labor for waterfront employers in all 50 states under the United States Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. AEU provides best-in-class services including claims handling, loss control, longshore consulting and other support. For more information, call (866) 238-8754 or visit amequity.com. Follow AEU on Facebook and LinkedIn.