The 22-minute programme, produced in cooperation with industry experts, lawyers and government officials, emphasises the emotional and financial costs of sexual harassment and explains how to avoid such behaviour.
Through case studies, it provides examples of bad behaviour and false myths, such as “What happens at sea stays at sea”. It also describes proper reporting procedures and record-keeping.
Seattle-based MTS notes that sexual harassment creates unsafe work environments as people who feel harassed cannot focus on their work, experience high anxiety and sometime illness due to stress. MTS adds that sexual harassment claims cost the maritime industry millions of dollars.
Designed to help maritime organisations prevent harassment and reduce liabilities, the training video is available in English, with French and Spanish subtitles. It costs $250.