Slips, trips and falls are the primary cause of injuries and potential loss of life aboard ship.  Situational awareness, applying proper safety procedures and using the appropriate equipment are key to preventing these incidents.  We recommend that Members review and disseminate this information onboard ship to bring a greater safety awareness to the crew in preventing slips, trips and falls.

Furthermore, in 2018, the American Club, in partnership with the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Lamar University (Lamar), launched a project aimed at reducing accidents caused by unsafe conditions both aboard and in the vicinity of vessels. The initiative’s long-term objective was to develop recommendations aimed at improving the day-to-day safety of maritime personnel, both afloat and ashore, through sharing the results of data analyses derived from this initiative. Your Managers are pleased to present the initial findings of the 2018 initiative, Maritime Slips, Trips, Falls and Lifting Injuries as attached.


  Slips, trips and falls: Case studies

  Shipboard Safety

  Slips, trips, falls and lifting posters

  Industry Safety Guidance and Alerts