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Accident report data -- gathering and entering 

Accident Reporting Terms and Definitions Project (2012 to present)  Revised terms lists, guidance, reference and resource modules 

Human Performance Investigation in Recreational Boating Accidents (2014 to present) Guidance and supplemental report form for gathering, examining human factors data

Writing Accident Report Narratives
(2016) Best practices for writing good narratives; includes samples

Alcohol and Drug Involvement in Recreational Boating Accidents
(2016) Guidance for documenting alcohol or drugs as contributors

Recognizing and Reporting Electric Shock Drownings (2015) Response and investigation checklist, legislative considerations, other ESD resources

NEW ITEMS ADDED Carbon Monoxide (CO) Incidents Information and Resources (2018-2019) Response and investigation checklist, legislative considerations, other CO resources

Accident data -- compiling, analyzing, publishing 


Template for In-Depth Analysis of Fatality Trends by Body of Water (Aug. 2012)


Template for Generating State-Level Statistical Reports (PRODUCT LIVE ON BARD, Oct. 29, 2018) 


Accident statistics -- national compilations 

U.S. Coast Guard Recreational Boating Statistics (annual)




Survey data -- interpreting and using findings 

National Recreational Boating Safety Survey (USCG) - Data, articles, methodology, resources  

page last updated Sept. 9, 2019

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