The UW Boating Safety Program oversees the safe use of water vessels of all sizes and classes by faculty, staff, students and approved volunteers at the University who are using these vessels as required by their employment or education.
Depending on the size of the vessel, safety regulations may originate with the state of Washington, federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard or the University. Some of the UW’s larger vessels are also part of University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System.
The UW Boating Safety Program is administered by the EH&S’s Boating Safety Program manager. At the department level, boat owners oversee day-to-day boating activities, training and vessel maintenance, according to UW standards and policies.