Register For Next USCG/ABYC Risk Mitigation Series Webinar

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) announced a date and opened registration for the next free online USCG/ABYC Risk Mitigation Series . The sixth webinar of the semi-annual Risk Mitigation Series will be “Don’t be a Statistic: Data Saves Lives” held May 1 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EDT.

The Risk Mitigation Series, now in its sixth session, aims to enhance safety and compliance within the marine industry. To build on the success of the series, “Don’t Be a Statistic: Data Saves Lives” will focus on how boating incidents are reported, recorded and categorized, and how that data informs standards and regulations. The session will feature insights from the ABYC technical team and the USCG, including findings from a USCG-commissioned study on the safety of boats built to ABYC standards.

The webinar agenda includes:

  • Industry Update from the USCG – Jeff Ludwig, USCG
  • What Gets Reported to the US Coast Guard? – Tamara Terry, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Reportable vs. Non-Reportable Accidents – Susan Webber, USCG
  • A Look at the Data: Are Boats Built to ABYC Standards Safer? – Meghan Sheahan, Industrial Economics
  • The Role of Standards in Safety – Craig Scholten, Brian Goodwin, ABYC

To register free, please visit .

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The USCG/ABYC Risk Mitigation Series are recurring online events dedicated to reducing the risk involved in designing and building recreational boats. These events are free and recorded. To view past recordings, see below or visit :

Series 1 — Regulations and Electrification

Series 2 — Put the Fire Out

Series 3 — Defect Notification and Product Recalls

Series 4 — Staying Current with Electrification

Series 5 — Navigating Compliance in Age of Evolving Technology