The U.S. Coast Guard estimates that life jackets could have saved the lives of over 80 percent of boating fatality victims. Ensure they fit properly.
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking public comment on a policy letter to harmonize personal flotation device (PFD) standards between the United States and Canada by accepting a new standard for approval of PFDs.
This post provides a brief recap of a UL Standards Technical Panel task group meeting held in April at Coast Guard Headquarters to address safety standards for personal flotation devices aboard commercial vessels.
The Coast Guard requests public comment on the fiscal year 2015 national nonprofit organization grants should be awarded.
The Coast Guard published a final rule correction to its PFD final rule to correct an incorrect contact phone number for the Coast Guard.
The Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis issued a safety alert to provide awareness of an issue that was identified a few years ago with snaphooks on lifejackets.