NASBLA Roundtable

National Safe Boating Week

  • 1.  National Safe Boating Week

    Posted 05-15-2020 02:24 PM
    We are eager to see your creative pictures this year for Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day! Office, kitchen, basement - wherever you are working counts! Please use #lifejacket2work​ and feel free to tag us in your social media posts. Want some resources for National Safe Boating Week? We have those too!

    Our 2020 National Safe Boating Week Partner Toolkit offers outreach ideas, such as Wear Your Life Jacket to Work (or Home) Day, National Safe Boating Week daily social media images, template newsletter, template letter to the editor, press releases, and more. Please share this toolkit with your colleagues, volunteers, and any others who may be interested.

    Partner Toolkit:

    Need more ideas? The toolkit includes a Template Partner Outreach Plan with a suggested daily calendar of outreach activities.

    Peg Phillips
    National Safe Boating Council

  • 2.  RE: National Safe Boating Week

    Posted 05-15-2020 02:38 PM
    Here's mine:

    Ron Sarver
    Chief, Knowledge & Learning Management Systems
    National Association of State Boating Law Administrators

  • 3.  RE: National Safe Boating Week

    Posted 05-18-2020 09:03 AM

    Did anyone see posts of commercial fishermen wearing their PFDs? We would like to see them if anyone has images!
    As part of the 'Wear Your Lifejacket to Work' campaign, we ran a photo challenge for commercial fishermen to send in their photos and win an ACR Personal Locating Beacon. We wanted to raise awareness of the campaign among the NE commercial fishermen, and to get more safety gear out to them (commercial fishermen have been telling us that having a Personal Location Beacon would increase their likelihood of wearing a PFD).

    In one of the pictures you will see two fishermen wearing obviously well-worn  Kent Rogue II PFDs. They purchased these at the Lifejackets for Lobstermen van last May. Post located here:


    Following this post, a fisherman wrote to ask for assistance replacing his worn out belt packs, also bought at the vans.

    Good to hear they ARE wearing the gear, enough to wear them out --and to ask for more! 
    Great to be part of the campaign -it inspired us to do more.


    Rebecca Weil
    Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety