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How does the Jones Act protect people who work at sea?

Working at sea is always a dangerous occupation, even for those who work in relatively safe areas. Unfortunately, because marine workers are usually in international waters when an injury occurs, he or she generally does not qualify for workers' compensation. The Jones Act provides reasonable protections for marine workers that attempt to make up for this legal complication that leaves such workers vulnerable when they need help the most.

8 critical tips for cruise ship safety

A cruise is supposed to provide relaxation and an escape from the pressures of the everyday world. It is a break from the routine. Perhaps it is a reward to yourself after years of hard world. Maybe it is an annual vacation that you splurge on with your tax returns.

E-Stops can prevent deck winch accident fatalities

Fishing boats use deck winches for winding ropes that control the fishing equipment used by fisherman. These winches, however, are dangerous and deadly. Those who have worked on fishing boats may have witnessed the horrible dangers presented by these vital pieces of equipment.

Common injuries that occur on the ship deck

A ship deck is an unsafe place to work, but many people still need to do this work to earn a living and provide necessities to fellow countrymen. The injuries that can occur might mean that the worker has to take time off of work and get medical care. The safety of these workers is important, so employers must take the necessary steps to help them stay safe.

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