United States
May 4, 2021

Austal USA Earns Excellence in Safety Award

Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA has earned an Excellence in Safety award for Austal’s strong commitment to safety in the workplace from American Equity Underwriters (AEU), the leading provider of workers’ compensation for waterfront employers. The AEU Safety Awards program recognizes the strongest safety programs in the maritime industry nationwide.

“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.”

“This award is evidence of a shared commitment between Austal USA leadership and our employees to maintain a culture of safety excellence,” commented Austal USA Interim President Rusty Murdaugh. “Safety is our top priority at Austal USA 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.”

Austal USA has been recognized year after year for the company’s proven safe high-tech manufacturing processes.  This is the sixth AEU award the company has received, and the 20th industry safety award earned overall, making Austal USA one of the safest shipyards in America.

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