From 2000 to 2009, 60 maritime workers died in man-overboard accidents while working on the waterways of the United States.
In an effort to prevent man-overboard fatalities, the American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, Inc. (also known as The American Club) implemented a loss prevention program called Man Overboard! in November.
Man Overboard! was designed to raise awareness about the actions and situations that can lead to seamen falling overboard, including:
- Loss of balance
- Lack of railings or bulwarks
- Lack of lifelines
- Slip and trip hazards
- Not using the buddy system
The American Club is promoting Man Overboard! using several media applications, including web-based animations, which can be found on its website (http://www.american-club.com/page/man-overboard) as well as onboard and onshore posters.
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