The U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) COVID-19 Working Group (C-19 WG) is hosting a webinar on Nov. 22, from 2 – 3:30 p.m., EST to present the results of the Mariner Mental Health Needs during COVID-19 survey. This is a public webinar and all interested parties are welcome to attend.
The Mariner Mental Health Needs during Covid-19 study was conducted independently by Dr. Marissa Baker, Assistant Professor and Industrial Hygiene Program Director at the University of Washington School of Public Health. The survey asked mariners a variety of questions about COVID-19, mental health, and their experiences and feelings when aboard a vessel during the challenges of this worldwide pandemic. The survey enrolled participants from January 22 through May 31, 2021 and collected information in a confidential manner. No mariner identification data was collected.
The Mariner Mental Health Needs during COVID-19 study was supported by the Centers for Disease Prevention & Control (CDC), and the COVID-19 Working Group (C-19 WG) of the federal interagency U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS). The C-19 WG serves as the CMTS forum for facilitating high-level interagency discussion, communication, and actions in support of the MTS under and after COVID-19. The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) – whose members include vessel owners/operators, mariner unions, maritime academies, maritime training institutions, classification societies, other maritime industry stakeholders and government agencies –also supported this project to enhance the mental well-being of U.S. mariners.
To join the webinar on November 22 from 2 – 3:30 p.m., EST:
Go to the following link: https://usdotfedramp.webex.com/meet/helen.brohl
Please log-in at the above link 30 minutes in advance to download any plug-ins and
test your system’s compatibility with Webex.
Call in: Teleconference Number: 844-800-2712; Access Code: 199 311 8169#
Additional Resources: The C-19 WG has published the following resources for mariners and the U.S. Marine Transportation System:
- CMTS COVID-19 Working Group Nov 18, 2020 Webinar: COVID-19 Testing Strategies for U.S. Merchant Mariners – Slides
- Catalog of COVID-19 Federal Guidance and References for the U.S. Maritime Industry
- Catalog of COVID-19 Best Management Practices for the U.S. Maritime Industry
- Catalog of Mental Health Resources for U.S. Merchant Mariners and Critical Workforce in the Marine Transportation System
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Categories: Coronavirus (COVID-19)