Whether you work in the office, at home, in the air or on the water, all boating enthusiasts can participate in the Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day the Friday, May 20, 2022.
MANASSAS, Virginia, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Whether you’re working in the office, at home, in the air or on the water, all boating enthusiasts can participate in Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day. Friday, May 20, 2022. This fun day is part of the Safe Boating campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most of their boating adventure by being responsible.
“Have fun on Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day!” Yvonne Pentzdirector of communications for the National Safe Boating Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping create a safe boating experience for all boaters and the lead organization for the Safe Boating campaign.
Here’s how to participate:
1. Wear a life jacket wherever you work
2. Take a picture
3. Post the photo on social media with the hashtag #wearyourlifejacketatworkday
4. Tag the Safe Boating campaign (@boatingcampaign)
Boaters will be randomly selected to win safe boating campaign prizes throughout the day.
“Share your favorite boating activity and why you’re boating responsibly with family, friends and co-workers that day,” Pentz said.
US Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in four out of five boating-related deaths in 2020, and that 86% of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets.
There are many options for boaters when it comes to choosing a life jacket. When selecting a life jacket, a boater should check that it is US Coast Guard approved, appropriate for the boating activity, and that it fits properly.
National Boating Safety Week will take place after Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day on May 21-27, 2022. During this week, the Safe Boating campaign will provide daily advice to boaters on social media. Follow the Safe Boating campaign on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @boatingcampaign.
The Safe Boating Campaign is produced through a grant from the Sports Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund and administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. The campaign offers a variety of free and paid resources to support local boating safety education efforts. Learn more about https://safeboatingcampaign.com/.
About the National Boating Safety Council
Established in 1958, the National Boating Safety Council is the leading coalition for the advancement and promotion of safer boating through education, awareness and training. For more information on NSBC programs and professional development opportunities, visit https://www.safeboatingcouncil.org/.
Yvonne PentzNational Safe Boating Council, 703-361-4294, [email protected]
SOURCE National Safe Boating Council