Employers in the Maritime Industry are increasing their focus on the safety and health of their workers. Investing in safety training has gained in importance due to an alarming rise in the number of job-related injuries. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that employees are under-reporting injuries, which often leads to unplanned leaves of absence, impacting the entire work team. Maritime Industry employers are now trying to stop this vicious cycle of injuries and absenteeism by creating a strong foundation for the overall health and safety of each employee.
There is an increasing recognition of gaps in providing OSHA standards training to workers and a renewed commitment to filling those gaps. Besides offering 10-hour and 30-hour OSHA training to help workers identify specific hazards more commonly seen on vessels or shipyards, employers should consider offering Maritime Standards and Trainer Courses.
Learn More about Maritime Industry Standards and Resources
Upcoming OSHA #5402 Update for Maritime Industry Trainers
Upcoming OSHA #5410 OSHA Standards for the Maritime Industry
Upcoming OSHA #5400 Trainer Course for the Maritime Industry