Marinas may be a great investment but they also have a lot of different risks. These risks may include property damage, theft, or injury to the staff at the marina. Your employees are crucial to your business.
OSHA is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Their regulations are designed to protect workers and business owners from liability risks.
What Are Common Risks at a Marina?
The level of risk at your marina depends on what types of services your marina offers. If you have combustible materials then your employees need to understand how to prevent explosions or fire. Other risks include electrical connections and worn-down cords, heavy equipment, and loose screws and nails.
How Can You Prevent Injuries?
One way to prevent injuries is to ensure that you follow the OSHA guidelines for marina training. The guidelines set down by OSHA are meant to protect your employees against the specific risks that are typical at the marina. Since every marina is different, it is important to train your employees with specific programs. Some programs may include dock hand training, spill response, PPE use, fire prevention, and more.
When you manage a marina, you must consider the different risks to your staff and employees. Trained employees tend to be safer employees.