Virtual Summer of Safety

In keeping with our commitment to member health and safety, AWO will not hold an in-person Summer Safety Committees’ meeting this August.
Instead, AWO has launched Virtual Summer of Safety which will feature engaging conversations with key maritime industry government partners and cutting-edge educational webinars on a range of timely safety topics.
Log in to your Membership Dashboard to register for these upcoming events, and stay tuned for more to come. Email with any registration questions.

Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, August 18

Closing the Gap in Hazard Recognition Competency with Michael Fleming
2:00 pm E.T.

Our industrial world is full of innovative systems, programs, rules, regulations, and plans designed to make workplaces safer. No matter how much investment goes into these efforts, the one fundamental that underlies all consistently reliable safe work success is the competence of people to recognize, evaluate, and manage hazards. It seems simple, yet a gap in this competence exists within most organizations. In this presentation, Michael Fleming will explore the role of leadership and identify proven building blocks to close the hazard recognition competence gap at all levels of an organization so workers can dependably accomplish smooth and safe work.



Past Webinars

Wednesday, June 10
A Conversation with RDML Richard Timme
Tuesday, June 16
Addressing COVID-19: Returning to the Office
  • Bill Collins, Tidewater Transportation and Terminals
  • Ron Zornes, Canal Barge Company
  • Jeff Slesinger, Delphi Maritime, LLC
  • Matt Mowrer, American Bureau of Shipping


Wednesday, June 24
A Conversation with NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt
Wednesday, July 8
But I Don't Want to Wear My Face Mask with Sharon Lipinski
Wednesday, July 22
Dealing with Extreme Heat and Hot Environments featuring Travis Hanebrink
Presented by the AWO Tankering & Barge Operations Subcommittee
Wednesday, July 28
Sharing is Caring – Industry Safety Leaders Present Lessons Learned & Best Practices


If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to email