Disclaimer:

Effective Date: This Disclaimer was last updated on 17 May 2018

The materials and guidance contained in this document (the crewSAFE Safety Management Program) have been compiled from sources believed to be reliable and to represent best-practice guidelines and procedures for developing an occupational health and safety management program for fishing vessels.

This work is intended to serve only as a starting point for vessel owners and skippers in their task of developing a working safety management program onboard. This document does not purport to specify any minimum legal standards or to represent an absolute compliance standard.

No warranty, guarantee, or representation is made by the FISH Safety Foundation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information contained herein, and the Foundation assumes no responsibility in connection therewith. This document is provided for guidance and educative purposes only and is intended to provide vessel owners and skippers with basic guidelines for implementing a structured safety management system. Therefore it cannot be assumed that all necessary checklists, guidelines, and precautionary measures are contained in this document and that other or additional information or safety measures may not be required or implemented.

Users of the crewSAFE Safety Management Program should be aware that the content contained in this document should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Users of these materials are encouraged to consult pertinent local, state, and national laws, as well as legal counsel before committing to the standards contained herein, and be especially well informed about any additional compliance issues with respect to their specific vessel / operation.

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