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Please take notice of our revised plans for our August Annual General Meeting

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June is National Safety Month! 

Throughout the month of June, we will be providing you with valuable resources, tools and celebrating safety successes across our Membership. Follow us on Twitter and Linked In for frequent updates and also visit our Safety page to view all of our resources. Click here  to head over to our safety page.

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Signal Spring Bulletin Now Available!

We are excited to provide you with our Spring Bulletin, containing a summary from our April Board Meeting and updates from around the Mutual. Head over to our News Center to view this resource.

Signal Spring Bulletin



Signal Celebrates 35 Years

Thirty-five years ago in Bermuda, a few enterprising waterfront employers came together to forge a mutual to save on the cost of their workers' compensation. Signal Mutual was formed and the savings continue today with over 250 Members. All key performance indicators are at all-time highs and are projected to grow, with the principal focus on the safety of Members' employees.


Signal Mutual Membership Meetings

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At Signal, we pride ourselves in having a close personal working relationship and partnership with all our Members. We are committed to getting to know each and every one of you. At the heart of this commitment, are the two Membership meetings held in winter and summer each year.  These business meetings are carefully designed and structured to give every Member an opportunity to fully understand the complete workings of their Mutual, to follow the finances, and to get acquainted with the entire Board of Directors, management team, and fellow Members.

Signal is the number one provider of Longshore workers’ compensation in the country for a reason – the strength and quality of the Membership. Signal is not an insurance company – it is a Club, your Club.

We look forward to seeing you at the next Membership meeting. 

Richard W. Wood
President & CEO


Save the Date - Signal Events


Nov 2-4, 2020
Hilton Norfolk The Main
Norfolk, VA

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Will be held virtually

Our Annual General Meeting will still take place on August 7, 2020, however it will be 100% virtual. We will be sending details out in the coming weeks on this event, in the interim we ask that you continue to hold this date in your calendars. 


Signal Mutual Indemnity Association Ltd was established in January 1986 to meet the demands of the stevedoring industry for reasonable and stable workers' compensation insurance rates, and quickly became the premier Longshore mutual in the United States.

The Membership of the Association is drawn from a broad range of employers throughout the country in the stevedoring, shipbuilding/ship repair, marine construction, professional/technical and offshore industries with reported Longshore payrolls over $4.00 billion representing over 250 companies.

The business of the Association, including membership selection, underwriting, safety resources, claims management, actuarial, regulatory requirements and financial risk management is performed by the Association's Managers, Charles Taylor (Hamilton). The day to day responsibility for these operations has been delegated to Charles Taylor's affiliate, Signal Administration, with offices in Dallas Texas, Wilton Connecticut, and Long Beach California.

Recent Updates

June 2020 Issue of Soundings30 June, 2020

We welcome you to browse our June Issue of Soundings here

National Safety Month - Safe Driving29 June, 2020

Senior Safety Manager John Belcher discusses promoting safe driving in the work environment

National Safety Month - Regional Roundtables24 June, 2020

Our Regional Roundtables have proven to be a valuable resource for our Membership. Read more about them here

National Safety Month Member Spotlight - Lyon Shipyard23 June, 2020

The Team at Lyon Shipyard has done an excellent job building and embedding a safety culture in their workplace. Read more about it here.

National Safety Month - Building a Safety Culture22 June, 2020

Embedding a Safety Culture within the workplace is instrumental for all companies. Doug Hirsch, Senior Safety Manager, provides insight into how to effectively promote safety in the workplace.

National Safety Month - Preventing Falls18 June, 2020

Falls in the workplace account for 40% of maritime workplace injuries - Safety Manager Justin Faucette offers tips on how to make your workplace safer from falls

National Safety Month - Heat Stress and COVID-1917 June, 2020

As we enter the hotter months across the country, there are increased guidelines to keeping employees safe while ensuring compliance to COVID-19 regulations

National Safety Month - Ergonomics16 June, 2020

The theme of Week Three of National Safety Month is Ergonomics. Safety Manager Ron Allen talks about common ergonomic injuries and how to avoid

National Safety Month - Seat Belts Save Lives12 June, 2020

Wrapping up week two of National Safety Month, we dive into the important issue of Seat Belt Safety

National Safety Month - Mental Health11 June, 2020

The focus of this week for National Safety Month is Mental Health - read more from safety manager Courtney Russell here

National Safety Month Member Spotlight9 June, 2020

This week we take a look into the virtual safety meetings recently held with Resolve Marine

National Safety Month - Operational Alerts8 June, 2020

Learning More about Operational Alerts from Signal

National Safety Month - Why We Care Tree4 June, 2020

National Safety Month - Why We Care Tree

Signal Spring Bulletin4 June, 2020

Signal Spring Bulletin Now Available

Coronavirus: COVID-1923 March, 2020

Resources for the Coronavirus: COVID-19

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