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2016 North American Safe Boating Campaign Awareness Survey
We’re excited to share the results for our annual North American Safe Boating Campaign Awareness Survey, conducted by Paul Werth Associates. The survey goals were to determine the campaign’s effectiveness, specifically the impact on life jacket wear, attitudes and safety behavior of boaters. Thanks to the support of trained volunteers…
Finalist in Platinum PR Awards!
On October 19, 2016, the National Safe Boating Council and Paul Werth Associates attended the Platinum PR Awards Luncheon in New York. The North American Safe Boating Campaign was recognized in the Research & Measurement category for the efforts to collect data about boaters’ behaviors as it relates to life…
Hunters and Anglers Urged to Wear a Life Jacket: You Never Know When You May Need It
Manassas, VA (September 28, 2016) – Fall hunting season is well underway and the winter season is just around the corner. More hunters and anglers are on the water, putting themselves in potential danger if they don’t use common sense precautions. The National Safe Boating Council, a lead organization of…
Maintenance Tips To Consider Before Storing Your Boat
No matter if you enjoy boating during the hot, sunny days of summer or during the winter, when the waters are decidedly less busy, it’s important that all boaters properly store their boats and safety equipment. Before reading the following tips, think about what maintenance routine you perform when putting…
Routine Maintenance of Inflatable Life Jackets
This safety alert reminds all inflatable life jacket users of the importance of performing periodic maintenance on their equipment.  Instances of fatal accidents where inflatable life jackets failed to properly inflate have been documented.  When a life jacket fails to inflate properly, the results can be life-threatening.  Unknown bladder leaks…
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Labor Day Boating Safety Reminders from the National Safe Boating Council
Manassas, VA (August 29, 2016) – Labor Day may mark the unofficial end to the summer boating season, but boaters will continue to get out on the water throughout the year, putting themselves in potential danger if they don’t use common sense precautions. The National Safe Boating Council, a lead…
Pledge to Always Wear It! While Boating and You Could Win a Sweet Prize!
Why do people take pledges? To show their dedication and passion for a worthy cause! In 2015, 85% of recreational boating drowning victims were not wearing a life jacket. The National Safe Boating Council believes wearing a life jacket is the simplest life-saving strategy during recreational water activities. We created…
Inspecting Your Life Jackets is a Must
This safety alert reminds all vessel operators to routinely inspect their life jackets to ensure they are suitable for service.  Recently Coast Guard inspectors in Key West, Florida discovered two vessels that had over 60 life jackets that were required to be removed and destroyed. It was discovered that the unicellular foam buoyant material…
Wear It! Urges Boaters to Have the Right Life Jacket for High-Boating Traffic Fourth of July
The Fourth of July holiday is the highest boating traffic weekend of the summer. The annual Wear It! boating safety campaign is urging boaters to make sure they have the right life jacket before they hit the water. “Life jackets are designed for a boater’s recreational water activity – from…
A World Record Event With a Lifesaving Message: Wear It!
Thank you to everyone who was involved in this year’s Ready, Set, Wear It! Life Jacket World Record Day! The National Safe Boating Council is inspired to know so many dedicated individuals around the world are committed to making recreational boating safer. More than 36,784 people have participated in the event since 2010…

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