Rising Stars of Safety, Class of 2020

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Brian S. Bailey

Brian S. Bailey

Age: 35
Director - Safety and Environmental Stewardship
The American Waterways Operators
Arlington, VA


“Upon assuming his position, Brian was told by a member leader that he must lead by example, which is best accomplished by being out and about with member companies' employees instead of behind a desk. He has taken that sentiment to heart and embraced his role as AWO's safety liaison by boarding vessels and engaging in conversations with captains and deckhands alike in galleys from New York to New Orleans, learning how to hand-winch barges together for a tow, observing pre-task Job Safety Analyses, and even jumping into the Ohio River to learn about fall-overboard prevention and recovery efforts firsthand.”


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