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Mariner Wellness Best Practices – Impact on Safe Operations. Dave Brown VP, HR & Safety, Ingram Barge Company. Kedge Anchor. – Sir Francis Drake.

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Mariner wellness best practices impact on safe operations

MarinerWellness Best Practices – Impact on Safe Operations

Dave Brown

VP, HR & Safety, Ingram Barge Company


KedgeAnchor


  • Sir Francis Drake

“There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory.”


Wellness is a life long journey
Wellness is a life-long journey.




Common myths debunked
Common Myths Debunked

Most mariners ARE, in fact, healthy


Common myths debunked1
Common Myths Debunked

You CAN eat healthy on a boat


Common myths debunked2
Common Myths Debunked

You CAN exercise on a boat


Common myths debunked3
Common Myths Debunked

You CAN sleep well on a boat


Common myths debunked4
Common Myths Debunked

You CAN manage stress on a boat


Common myths debunked5
Common Myths Debunked

NVIC 04-08 is NOT all bad


Mariner wellness best practices employers thrive all guide
Mariner Wellness Best Practices:Employers’ “Thrive-All Guide”


Mariner wellness best practices
Mariner Wellness Best Practices

  • Partner with a medical group that provides physicals and access to specialists

    • Develop their expertise with NVIC 04-08, NMC, STCW

    • Work on relationship development with mariners

    • Involve mariners’ spouses, families


Mariner wellness best practices1
Mariner Wellness Best Practices

  • Develop policy on physicals

    • Consider frequency of physicals greater than USCG’s 5-year standard

    • Provide your most at-risk mariners with extra support


Mariner wellness best practices2
Mariner Wellness Best Practices

  • Modify benefits plan to cover costs of all preventative procedures

    • Physicals, sleep studies, colonoscopies, mammograms, vision, hearing

    • Incentivize or require preventative procedures

    • Provide access to online and/or personal wellness coaching


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Mariner Wellness Best Practices

  • Provide onboard exercise equipment

  • Provide training to cooks, crews on nutrition and healthy cooking

  • Recognize role models in the workforce

  • Empower wellness champions to “put your money where your mouth is”


Wellness impact on safe operations
Wellness Impact on Safe Operations

  • Reduces likelihood of incapacitation while underway

  • Improves opportunity for quality sleep

  • Increases ability to manage stress

  • Reduces sleepiness, increases alertness

  • Happy, healthy mariners are safe and productive



Kedging”



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