EDGEWATER, Fla. (April 3, 2019) — Boston Whaler’s dedication to employee safety has resulted in a major milestone: As of February 20, 2019, the company logged two million hours without a lost time incident. These accident-free hours represent approximately 12 months’ time.
“I would like to congratulate and thank everyone who made this achievement possible,” said President Nick Stickler. “Boston Whaler is committed to the well-being of our employees — safety is more than just a priority, it’s a part of our culture. It’s a commitment to each other that we renew every single day.”
Boston Whaler strives to maintain a supportive, teamwork-oriented atmosphere that encourages employees to look out for one another. New employees go through many hours of training to learn safety procedures and protocols as part of Whaler’s Touchpoint Program, and are supported with one-on-one and group mentoring throughout the onboarding period. Team leaders and supervisors are well-versed in OSHA regulations, and a dedicated cross-departmental Safety Committee is trained in first aid, CPR and other key competencies.
“Safety is about more than handing over a pamphlet or showing a video,” said Stickler. “It requires focused time and attention, as well as the ongoing support of the organization. Reaching two million hours without incident reflects everyone’s efforts.”
To celebrate the milestone, Boston Whaler held a company-wide cookout on April 2nd. All Whaler employees were invited to enjoy hamburgers and hotdogs, and each received a commemorative gift.
About Boston Whaler: For more than 60 years, Boston Whaler has been building superior quality unsinkable runabouts, cruisers and center console boats. Founded in 1958 and currently headquartered in Edgewater, Fla., the company’s unique foam-cored construction process contributes not only unsurpassed flotation, but also superior ride characteristics and durability. The current product line ranges from 11 to 42 feet and is distributed around the world by a network of exceptional dealers. For more information about The Unsinkable Legend™, please visit www.bostonwhaler.com. Boston Whaler is owned by Brunswick Corporation, the leading marine manufacturer in the world.
About Brunswick: Headquartered in Mettawa, Ill., Brunswick Corporation’s leading consumer brands include Mercury Marine outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; Mercury global parts and accessories including propellers and SmartCraft electronics; Power Products Integrated Solutions; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood, Garelick and Whale marine parts; Land ’N’ Sea, BLA, Payne’s Marine, Kellogg Marine and Lankhorst Taselaar marine parts distribution; and Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Lowe, Lund, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Thunder Jet and Uttern boats; Boating Services Network, NAUTIC-ON, OnBoard Boating Club and Rentals; Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Cybex, Indoor Cycling Group and SCIFIT fitness equipment; and Brunswick billiards tables, accessories and game room furniture. For more information, visit https://www.brunswick.com.