Saildrone Wins National Award for Safety Excellence

The American Equity Underwriters’ annual awards program recognizes the strongest safety programs in the maritime industry.

November 10, 2020

Saildrone is proud to announce that we have received a 2019 AEU Safety Award, recognizing our strong commitment to safety in the workplace. 

The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU) is a leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance for waterfront employers. AEU Safety Awards are presented annually to the best performing members nationwide.

“Saildrone is dedicated to creating a safe work environment, from the manufacturing floor to on-the-water operations and beyond. Winning the AEU Safety Award is important because it really shows how every single one of our team members is working to achieve that goal,” said Vincent Felice, Saildrone safety manager.

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AEU presents Safety Excellence Awards in seven categories including large, medium, and, and small shipyards and stevedores, offshore industry, and marine construction. The awards are based on the frequency and severity of lost time cases, as well as management commitment, supervisor participation in the safety program, the effectiveness of the safety staff, and compliance with previous recommendations.

“Saildrone’s dedication to a safe workplace is evident from upper management’s strong commitment to drive continuous improvements in employee safety and health. That commitment, coupled with a knowledgeable and effective Safety Manager and engaged job Leads, results in an outstanding and effective safety program, which is evident in their operations and loss history. Saildrone’s employees also demonstrate ownership in the safety process and help one another to work safely. As the AEU loss control manager assigned to Saildrone, I can personally attest to the strength of their safety program and that this award is certainly well deserved,” said Bobby Anderson, AEU loss control manager.

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