Wear Your Lifejacket To Work Day 2019 is Friday May 17

Help Save Lives On The Water

Most people who die in boating accidents were not wearing lifejackets. That’s the bad news.

The good news is, according to data reported by the US Coast Guard from information collected by the observers from the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, life jacket wear is up by over 6-percent. But that’s not enough.

By participating in Wear Your Lifejacket To Work Day, Friday, May 17, 2019. you can help, “normalize,” the wearing of a lifejacket, plus have fun at your workplace and receive national attention on social media ( managers and supervisors: consider this a team-building opportunity!)


Details from the Safe Boating Council

Wear your life jacket, snap a picture while at work and share on social media with the hashtags #lifejacket2work and #safeboating Please tag the Safe Boating Campaign when sharing photos ( Facebook @safeboatcampaign, Twitter @boatingcampaign, Instagram @boatingcampaign ). Photos may also be shared by email directly to Hosted by the National Safe Boating Council, this annual event is a fun, educational way to heighten life jacket awareness and highlight the various styles just prior to National Safe Boating Week (May 18-24, 2019). Gather some co-workers, put on life jackets, and share with others that the best boating experience is a safe boating experience.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter throughout National Safe Boating Week and share the daily #safeboating reminder. Remember, any time you’re boating, set an example for others and always wear a life jacket and boat responsibly. Download resources, including helpful fact sheets to use as talking points, infographics for social media posts, and more.


Examples From Our Staff

Wear Your Lifejacket To Work Day
West Coast and Electronics Editor Jim Hendricks, wears his inflatable lifejacket on the boat all the time. (He’s not as cute as Melanie, though…see below) Jim Hendricks
Wear Your Lifejacket To Work Day
Melanie Sandridge slept in her new lifejacket and we consider that, a “job” well done. Lanie Ligon Sandridge
Boating Managing Editor Sue Whitney
Boating Managing Editor Sue Whitney wears her lifejacket to work. In our office, “Sue is the Glue!” Garrett Cortese
Group Editorial Director Shawn Bean
Group Editorial Director Shawn Bean wears his lifejacket while pondering the “next big thing” in marine media. Garrett Cortese
Garrett in lifejacket
Watersports Editor, (and EIC of Wakeboarding Magazine), Garrett Cortese mans his post Garrett Cortese
Pete McD wears lifejacket
Pete McDonald, our Deputy Editor. He’s on a boat–which is where we work about half the time–and so naturally wearing his lifejacket Pete McDonald