Employers in the Maritime Industry are increasing their focus on the safety and health of their workers in 2019. Investing in safety training has gained in importance due to an alarming rise in the number of job-related injuries that have occurred in the last eight months. 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. One solution is to offer 10-hour and 30-hour OSHA training to help workers identify specific hazards more commonly seen on vessels or shipyards.

OSHA 5400-Trainer Course for the Maritime Industry authorizes participants to become trainers in the Maritime Outreach Training Program and to conduct both 10- and 30-Hour Maritime Safety and Health courses for shipyard employment, marine terminals and longshoring. Course participants learn effective instructional approaches and the successful use of visual aids and handouts. If you are interested in providing 10- and 30-Hour Maritime Safety and Health courses to workers in the Maritime Industry, click here for more information on the OSHA Outreach Training Program.

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center is offering OSHA 5400-Trainer Course for the Maritime Industry in Dublin, California, on November 18- 21, 2019. Click here for more information and to register.