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Surveyor Training Opportunity

We have a limited number of seats available for upcoming our Annual Survey of Towing Vessels (ASTV) course next month in New Orleans.  The course will be held March 12-15, 2019 from 8am-5pm at Turn Services, 3333 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA.

The ASTV course is required for those seeking the TVIB Certified Subchapter M Surveyor for Annual Surveys credential to perform TVIB TPO Subchapter M annual surveys of towing vessels but has also been designed to teach those who will be performing surveys as a part of an internal survey program.

Since the inception of the training, TVIB has hosted more than 30 USCG personnel, including investigators and inspectors from across various sectors.  The combination of students from both industry and the USCG has proven to be an invaluable mix for the course, resulting in dynamic and informative discussion and insights.

Click here for course information and registration.

If you have any issues registering or have any further questions, please feel free to contact Cindy Hunsaker at cindyh@thetvib.org

TVIB TRAINING: Remaining Training Opportunities for 2018

Marine Internal Lead Auditor (MILA) – Nov 5-6 in Houston, TX

TVIB has partnered with ACTSafe Training in this Coast Guard Recognized Marine Internal Lead Auditor course (2-day course) , which is designed to teach the specific skills and knowledge necessary to conduct and lead internal audits for commercial marine companies. This fast-paced, informative course requires active participation and successfully completing practical exercises, quizzes, and a final exam in order to earn a certificate.

This course meets the requirement of ANSI Z 490.1 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training and 46 CFR 138.310(d)(2) for those individuals performing internal audits under Subchapter M. This is NOT the appropriate course for those individuals seeking certification to perform TSMS audits for TVIB as a TPO.

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Sub M Auditor Certification – Nov 13-15 in Houston, TX

The Subchapter M Auditor Certification course (3-day course) teaches external (third-party) auditors how to audit a company’s TSMS, with an emphasis on those companies using the American Waterways Operators’ Responsible Carrier Program as the framework for their TSMS. Students who successfully complete this course will have an in-depth understanding of auditing both safety management systems and the vessels that operate under those systems and what compliance means under Subchapter M. This is the appropriate course for those individuals seeking certification to become an approved TPO Auditor, as well as an RCP Lead Auditor/Vessel Auditor.  This course is also ideal for company personnel who want to better understand the expectations of their external auditor.

This course meets the requirements of 46 CFR 139.130(b)(4) for those seeking to perform external audits under a TPO.

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Annual Survey of Towing Vessels (ASTV)Dec 4-7 in Houston, TX

The Annual Survey of Towing Vessels course (4-day course) provides surveyors with the knowledge and skills required to perform TVIB TPO Subchapter M annual surveys of towing vessels. It has been designed to teach those who will be performing surveys as a part of an internal survey program, as well as those surveyors who wish to hold the credential to perform external surveys for TVIB. Everyone who successfully completes the course will receive a course completion certificate. This course is the surveying course required for those individuals seeking the TVIB Certified Subchapter M Surveyor for Annual Surveys credential.

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Make sure to stop by Booth 3944 at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans – November 28-30. We look forward to seeing you there.
Upcoming TVIB Board Meeting in New Orleans November 27th. Stay tuned for details and registration. We will host an info session that same morning.

July Training Opportunities – Space Is Limited

TVIB and ACTSafe Training are hosting a Subchapter M suite of courses in Houston the week of June 9th – Space is Limited.  You can register for all three courses or just the one(s) needed.  Each course builds upon the other.  If you’ve already taken the MILA course consider expanding your depth of knowledge and exposure to critical Subchapter M elements. See below for course descriptions and links for registration.

Marine Internal Lead Auditor (MILA) – July 9-10 – Houston, TX – Marine Internal Lead Auditor

TVIB has partnered with ACTSafe Training in this Coast Guard recognized Marine Internal Lead Auditor course, designed to teach the specific skills and knowledge necessary to conduct and lead internal audits for commercial marine companies.

The course meets the requirements of ANSI Z 490.1 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training and the requirements of 46 CFR 138.310(d)(2).

Course Information and Registration


Risk Management – July 11 – Houston, TX

The RCP requires risk a risk process and most companies are not providing training in how to conduct risk assessments. This course is written by the author of the RCP risk section (Rick Dunn). Persons taking this class will leave with simple risk tools that can be used in the workplace. With Subchapter M becoming law in 2018, it makes sense to ensure your risk process meets the ISO 31000 risk standard.

You will learn:

  • Risk management vs Risk Assessment
  • The Risk Pyramid
  • RCP, TMSA3, Sub M risk requirements
  • Review key risk tools and concepts of ISO 31000
  • Failure Effects Mode Analysis (FEMA) risk methodology
  • How to use risk tools to assist in creating a Permit to Proceed Process for COI discrepancies under Subchapter M
  • How to conduct hazard bases qualitative risk assessments (format provided)
  • How to implement a simple yet effective JSA process

This course is suitable for managers, safety personnel, vetting advisors (oil majors and operators), regulators, operations managers and Port Captains.

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Subchapter M TSMS Objectices for Designated Persons – July 12 – Houston, TX

As the industry enters into a “regulated management system” world, the TSMS becomes critical to managers and those serving as Designated Persons under RCP or the ISM Code. This course is designed to help management and individuals protect their interests while demonstrating they are meeting the TSMS objectives of Subchapter M. The current language in Sub M appears to expose management and DPAs should a major incident occur or if a third party challenges their TSMS methodology. This course explores how best to protect your interests while making the TSMS more effective.

You will learn:

  • The history of the DPA with a case study review
  • Understanding how to meet the purpose of a TSMS for USCG and Customer needs
  • Critical success factors for marine managers and operations personnel
  • Management of Change concepts
  • Importance of Hierarchy of Controls in a TSMS improvement process
  • Each TSMS objective in Sub M is reviewed and methods to demonstrate how to meet them are discussed and explained
  • How to improve your internal audits to demonstrate compliance with the objectives
  • How to use Management Reviews to maximize compliance and improve effectiveness
  • Details of how the best operators ensure that their TSMS meets the objectives and is effective

This course is suitable for managers, DPA’s, safety personnel, vetting advisors (oil majors and operators), regulators, operations managers and Port Captains.

Course Information and Registration