APM Terminals Tacoma won second place in the Group C category, which includes facilities of between 100,000 and 499,999 man hours worked for the year.
The Accident Prevention Awards programme in sponsored by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) which negotiates and administers maritime labour agreements with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). PMA membership is composed of shipping lines and stevedoring companies that operate in California, Oregon and Washington. Awards are presented annually.
To qualify for an award, a member company must actively participate in the PMA safety programme and report all Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) recordable occupational injuries and illnesses and all applicable man-hours during the preceding year. Member companies are divided into four categories according to the type of operation in which they are predominantly involved.