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A person’s survival in cold water depends on a number of factors, including the following:
• Body size and build
• Ability to swim
• Cold tolerance
• If they’re wearing a lifejacket or PFD (personal floatation device)
Conserving your body heat is the most important thing you can do if you are in cold water. Use the HELP position to do this.
HELP stands for Heat Escape Lessoning Position. It is when you cross your legs, raise your knees to your chest, and hug yourself.
The USCG estimates that 80% of boating fatalities could be prevented if people would wear life jackets.
Contrary to popular belief, OSHA does not dictate what a passing score entails. That is ultimately up to the employer whose responsibility it is to certify, or authorize, their employee to operate a boom truck. If you want to pass him at 80%, fine. But what if a question or two among the 20% missed could lead to an accident or death? Is it worth it? Our recommendation is that you always go over any missed questions with your trainees—even if they just missed one. Once they understand the principle missed, have them write their initials by the correct answer. That way, you are protecting them and those around them from potential accidents in the future.