Formal line handling training and supervised on the job training is strongly encouraged. A mariner must evaluate all tasks and identify the hazards related to these tasks daily. Complacency in assigned work is one of the most common factors in workplace deaths annually. With good training and by following some simple best practices line handling accidents can be eliminated. These best practices and how to stay safe during line handling are the subject of this new 45 minute training video.

Line Handling



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