Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day


Whether you’re working in the office, at home, in the air, or on the water, all boating enthusiasts can participate in Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day on Friday, May 17, 2024. This fun day is part of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most of their boating adventure by being responsible.

Safe Kids Cherokee County will be making the rounds around the County to capture pictures of agencies and businesses participating in Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day and posting them on social media.  Join us to promote water safety by posting a picture wearing your life jacket at work on May 17th

Here’s how to participate:

  • Wear a life jacket wherever you work
  • Snap a picture
  • Post the picture on social media with the hashtag #wearyourlifejacketatworkday
  • Tag the Safe Boating Campaign (@boatingcampaign)
  • Tag Safe Kids Cherokee County (@safekidscherokeecounty)

Boaters will randomly be selected to win prizes from the Safe Boating Campaign throughout the day.

U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in four out of every five recreational boating fatalities in 2022, and that 75 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets.

There are many options for boaters when it comes to choosing a life jacket. When selecting a life jacket, a boater should check that it is U.S. Coast Guard approved, appropriate for the water activity, and fits properly.

National Safe Boating Week will take place following Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day from May 18-24, 2024. During this week, the Safe Boating Campaign will provide daily tips for boaters on social media. Follow the Safe Boating Campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @boatingcampaign and Safe Kids Cherokee County at @safekidscherokeecounty.

Safe Kids Cherokee County is led by Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services.  For more information visit www.cherokeecountyfire.com or www.safekidscherokeeocunty.org.

Posted : May 08, 2024

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