New Jersey beach crews increase work safety measures and training

New Jersey lifeguards and beach crews are increasing safety measures and training to prevent accidents.

News 12 Staff

Sep 29, 2022, 11:59 AM

Updated 622 days ago

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New Jersey lifeguards and beach crews are increasing safety measures and training to prevent accidents.
After a worker was killed during a boating accident and another by lightning last year, the State Department of Labor and Workforce led an expansive inspection of 58 crews.
The inspection included 58 public beach patrols from Cape May, Atlantic, Ocean, and Monmouth counties.
Many are working to prevent tragic deaths from occurring.
Beaches throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties have added advanced lightning detectors.
In Sea Girt, beach patrols regularly undergo extensive training. Sea Girt lifeguards are a nationally certified agency with the United States Life-Saving Association for personal rescue watercraft.
The state says they will release statewide safety alerts on boat and lightning safety in the future.


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