In fact, the Lost Time Incident Rate (LTIR) at ABS has remained at 0.00 throughout 2017, 2018 and now 2019, underscoring ABS’ industry-leading safety performance.

The ABS Chairman, President and CEO, Christopher J. Wiernicki highlighted that

This is a genuinely historic achievement – more than 1,100 days and counting without a lost time injury. This places ABS in the front rank of the maritime industry and underscores how we are living our mission every day.

Namely, this historic feat “has been achieved on countless ships; offshore facilities; shipyards and industrial sites globally- with wildly varying HSQE approaches. The common thread is the focus and commitment of our people and this clearly demonstrates how safety is at the heart of everything we do.

Adam Moilanen, ABS Corporate Vice President, HSQE commented that “we are not resting on our laurels, we are committed to continual improvement and to empowering our workforce to recognize and control hazards. We have recently secured the ISO 45001:2018 certificate, which demonstrates compliance with the new global standard that enables ABS to put even greater focus on safety and healthy workplaces, preventing work-related injuries and ill health. ABS remains ever alert to opportunities to take our safety performance to the next level on the road to safety excellence.

In late 2019, EMSA released its annual review of maritime casualties reporting the total of 3,174 casualties and incidents, highlighting that in the last 5 years the average number of marine casualties or incidents recorded in EMCIP is 3239; The number of very serious casualties has been steady over the last five years.

Overall, 2017's maritime casualties were a total of 3,301, whereas in 2018 EMSA reported of a decrease in marine casualties, in comparison to the previous year.