ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Waterways Operators, the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, has announced that Jennifer Carpenter, AWO's Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, has been promoted to the position of President & Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2020.
Employee health and well-being are becoming increasingly fundamental to operating a sustainable and safe business. AWO’s October webinar focused on further developing the concept that a healthy worker is a productive worker.
The webinar, Wellness: The Next Evolution in Our Safety Systems, featired insights from Emily Reiblein, Operations Integrity Manager, Crowley Maritime Corporation, and can be viewed here.
Loss of situational awareness has been cited as the cause of numerous accidents in the maritime industry and can result from a variety of factors, including fatigue, miscommunication, use of medications or illegal substances, social stress and more. Anything that is a distraction to a crewmember can diminish situational awareness.