New handbook on boatyard hazards aims to improve safety

Man building work scaffolding around a boat

Building, repairing and maintaining vessels can be hazardous work. The rate of injury and illness on ships and in boatyards is more than double those of construction and general industry, according to federal officials. Alaska Sea Grant has a new online booklet aimed at making boatyards safer by explaining the risks and recommending ways that boat…

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Professor Terry Johnson opens new chapter

After 26 years on the University of Alaska Fairbanks faculty, and a core player at Alaska Sea Grant, Marine Advisory Agent Terry Johnson retired in December 2017. He leaves behind a strong legacy of writing, editing and sharing his expertise in climate change, fisheries, marine recreation, tourism, seafood marketing and vessel operations and maintenance.

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