FEBRUARY 19, 2013 — Jodi Satches, Vice President-Health, Safety & Environmental Services, Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has been awarded Signal Mutual Indemnity Association Ltd.'s 2011-2012 Safety Professional of the Year Award. The award was presented to Ms. Satches at the Signal Mutual Board of Directors Meeting in Orlando, FL, last month.
Larry Toepper, Vice President - Safety, Signal Mutual Indemnity Association Ltd. awards Jodi Satches, Bollinger Vice President-Health, Safety & Environmental Services, the 2011-2012 Safety Professional of the Year Award
The Safety Professional of the Year Award is presented to the industry representative who has promoted employee safety and health throughout their organization, setting high safety standards based on personal values and commitment to the prevention of workplace injuries and illnesses.
Ms. Satches was chosen for this leadership award based upon her dedication and commitment to the ongoing development and support of Bollinger's industry leading health, safety and environmental programs and promotion of safety for employees and their families at home and in the community.
Ms. Satches has consistently shown her professional leadership from the development of an in-depth safety management system to the giving of safety presentations to associations and the sharing of safety information with other companies.
Larry Toepper, Signal Administration Vice President – Safety, said, "It is through the dedication to safety by professionals like yourself that employees are kept safe while at work and return home to their families each day. Your commitment to safety is one of the reasons Signal Mutual has been successful for over 26 years."
Signal Mutual's membership is drawn from a broad range of the largest maritime employers throughout the country in the stevedoring, ship repair, marine construction and offshore industries, representing over 230 companies and over $3 billion in reported payroll.
Bollinger's CEO, President and Chairman of the Board, Donald "Boysie" Bollinger said "Our company is very proud of Jodi for winning this award. She continues to be an outstanding leader in our drive to continue to remain the Safest Shipyard in America. The recognition of her efforts is greatly appreciated and well deserved."