Goal 1 of AWO’s strategic plan, Charting the Future, directs the association to lead and support members in continuously improving safety, security and environmental stewardship. The Board reinforced this commitment to safety leadership was reinforced through unanimous approval of the 2011 recommendations of the Task Force on the Future of AWO Safety Leadership, which articulated the vision that:
AWO members, by creating strong safety cultures, will lead the industry in safety and environmental stewardship by exceeding regulatory minimums, striving for continuous improvement and measuring performance.
Significant changes have occurred in the regulatory and safety landscape since the FOSL Task Force completed its work, including most notably publication and implementation of the Subchapter M towing vessel inspection regulations. AWO must ensure that its safety work meets member needs, reflects member priorities, and provides real value to members in this changed environment. To that end, in October 2018, the Board of Directors endorsed Safety Leadership 3.0, an actionable roadmap which directs the AWO safety portfolio to pursue as its overarching objectives leadership, data, and member resources and communication.
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