Translating OSHA for Boatyards

oat yards struggle with OSHA [Occupational Safety and Health Administration] regulations as these command-and-control measures leave little room for interpretation. And, as shown by the yard’s high workers compensation insurance costs and high injury rates, these regulations do not effectively protect their workers. How can boatyards proactively protect their employees, eliminate hazards, and identify the root causes of problems that can lead to unsafe behavior in the yards? All businesses need to follow OSHA regulations, but the marine industry has its own idiosyncrasies. Kellie Crete has been working for 27 years to help businesses understand OSHA compliance requirements. As a boatyard owner herself, Kellie is sure to keep up with the changing regulations that affect boatyards.




Kellie Crete, Gowrie Group
Kellie Crete joined Gowrie Group in 2012 and manages the Safety & Loss Prevention division. Kellie started her career in the environmental, health and safety industry in 1990.  She is an industry leader in safety and loss prevention and has worked with companies and organizations across all segments, including marine, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, utility, construction, and non-profit.  Through employee education, ongoing training, and written programs, Kellie helps her clients build environmentally friendly facilities, healthy workplaces, and safe work environments. Her work also focuses on lowering her client’s workers compensation rates.  Kellie is an OSHA authorized instructor.