You can now watch our June 28 Safety Webinar, All Hands On Deck: Safety Culture in the Towing Industry online. The webinar features expert insights from Brian Bailey, Director – Safety & Environmental Stewardship, AWO; Dave Riches, Corporate Safety Manager, Kirby Corporation; Josh Dixon, Director of Operations, SGS’ Petroleum Service Corporation; and Peter Sutton, Managing Director, HSSQE, Crowley Shipping. Topics covered include effective communication, data and benchmarking, leadership, and training.
AWO held a webinar on preparing for the implementation of Subchapter M featuring an expert panel including: CAPT Matt Edwards, Chief of the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance at Coast Guard headquarters; AWO members Angie Fay of Blessey Marine Services, Mary McCarthy of Canal Barge Company, and Jeff Slesinger of Western Towboat Company; and AWO staff. Topics included obtaining a TSMS Certificate, the issuance process for Certificates of Inspection, coming into compliance with Subchapter M requirements, and more.
AWO held two identical webinar sessions to brief members and non-members alike on the content of the Subchapter M rule. The presentations provided an outline of the new requirements, the timeline for their implementation and highlighted changes between the final rule and the proposed rule.
In order to strengthen the RCP and gain Coast Guard approval as a TSMS under the forthcoming Subchapter M regulations, the RCP was updated to include Risk Assessment procedures. The goal of these procedures is to systematically assess and manage identified risks to onboard personnel, vessels, and the environment. This webinar will explain in detail what elements will be required in Risk Assessment procedures for RCP compliance and how you can implement a program.