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The OSU Small Boat Safety Program works with OSU faculty, staff, students and approved volunteers using small boats and/or float craft as part of their field research, providing the support needed to operate safely in their research environments. Individuals involved in small boat or float craft use for research should complete an Application for OSU Scientific Boating Certification for submission to the DSO.
The OSU Small Boat Safety Program is in development. Elements of the program will include an OSU Boating Safety Committee, operator training and certification, float plan submission and approval, verification of vessel condition and safety equipment, activity tracking and reporting, and compliance with the OSU Scientific Boating Safety Manual.
For more information on meeting these compliance requirements or to contribute to the development of the OSU Small Boat Safety Program, please contact:
Diving Safety Officer
Office of Research Integrity
A312 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, Oregon 97331-2140
Office Phone: 541-737-6893; Mobile 541-740-4577