Maritime Health and Wellness Training & Certification

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We Offer Three Types of Maritime Health and Wellness Trainings

Our regulation-compliant Maritime Health and Wellness certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands-on training on your own equipment at your location. We send an instructor to your workplace (from Rexburg, Idaho), so travel expenses may apply. Because of this, onsite training is recommended for groups of five or more employees.

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What’s in the Maritime Health and Wellness Training Course?

Our maritime health and wellness training course is OSHA compliant, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.

Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 2.5 – 3 hours.

Training Scope: Course Goals: Intended Audience:

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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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Maritime Health and Wellness Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • OSHA General Duty Clause – OSHA Act of 1970 requires that, in addition to compliance with hazard-specific standards, all employers provide a work environment “free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm.”
  • Canada Standards

  • Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, SOR/86-304
  • Canada Labour Code R.S.C. 1985, c. L-2 Occupational Health and Safety
  • General Duty of Employer, s. 124 – “Every employer shall ensure that the health and safety at work of every person employed by the employer is protected.”

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-compliant lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Maritime Health and Wellness Safety Training?

    While OSHA doesn’t have a specific standard for maritime health and wellness, under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970, employers are required to provide a workplace that “is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.”

    This means employers have a legal and ethical obligation to promote a work environment that is free from any physical and mental illnesses that could be easily prevented. You and your coworkers have the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes the safety, equality, and well-being of all.

    Stay Informed On All Things Maritime Health and Wellness

    Did You Know?

    Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer that affects people in the United States.

    Hypothermia can occur in water as warm as 77°F

    Trench foot is most common in temperatures of 30-40°F (-1 to 4 °C), but it can occur in desert climates, too. The level of risk simply depends on how wet your feet are, as opposed to how cold it is.


    Frequently Asked Questions

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    What kinds of health concerns are there in the maritime industry?

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    In the maritime industry as a whole, there is a wide variety of health concerns, both physical and mental. Sailors can experience anything from depression and anxiety to hypothermia and food-borne illnesses. Because of this, it is vital that those in the maritime industry know how to care for their body properly.

    What is HAVS?

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    HAVS stands for Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome. This is a musculoskeletal disorder that can cause numbness in your hands and arms after long-term exposure to vibrations. Over time, this can even cause permanent nerve damage if it is not treated.

    Can you get hypothermia in the summer?

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    Yes, you can get hypothermia in the summer. If the water is 77°F or less, then hypothermia is a possibility.

    What does SAD stand for?

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    SAD is short for Season Affective Disorder. Many people get this mental disorder during the winter months due to lack of vitamin D and sunshine. Because of the nature of maritime work, however, SAD can present itself year-round in sailors.


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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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