Marinas, Shipyards, Boat Builders, and Yacht Clubs

The marine trade industry is vital to the Rhode Island economy with over 1,700 businesses and 13,000 marine-related jobs in the state. The boating industry is a great source of fun during the warmer months, but behind the scenes there is a great deal of hard work that goes into the industry. Whether you’re a boat builder, marine service provider, marina, boat yard or any one of the other business that supports the industry, there are safety hazards and exposures around every corner. Each type of operations conducted in this industry poses a unique set of  safety risks.

For nearly 30 years, Beacon has been proud to provide workers’ compensation insurance to the marine trade industries in Rhode Island. We understand the industry and the challenges your company faces, and we’re here to support you and your employees.

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Safety Training 

Beacon offers seminars and webinars to assist with educating employees on most safety topics.  Many of the training courses cover the equipment used on the job site such as ladders, aerial lifts and forklifts.  In addition, Beacon offers OSHA 10 General Construction & General Industry Courses several times a year as well as online OSHA 10-hour webinars  to enable you to earn your 10-hour certification. 


Developing a Safety Program

Every marina, shipyard, boat builder, and yacht club should have a safety program to include training for employees on procedures to prevent common injuries like slips and falls, contact from harmful substances, falls, repetitive motion, and strains and sprains from handling materials. New hire safety orientations and seasonal employee training are essential to educate new or part time employees in the hazards that exist in the workplace. All marine industry sectors including should also practice fire safety by installing the proper equipment, training employees on mitigating hazards, and implementing fire safety procedures on any type of job site. 



Rhode Island Marine Trades Association

Beacon Mutual is proud to sponsor the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association. We value the relationship we have cultivated with this association and the important work they do to support the industry here in Rhode Island.  The association provides helpful training and resources for marine tradesmen which are a perfect complement to the training sessions offered by the Beacon Mutual safety team. RIMTA partners with businesses and educators to cultivate a skilled workforce, links members to information that gives them an edge in the marketplace, promotes our statewide industry, and creates networking opportunities.

Read more about policyholder benefits for members of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association.


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