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Marine industry employers
Marine industry employers are defined as those having employees work in maritime employment upon the waters of the United States

Marine Industry employers are those whose employees work, in whole or in part, upon the navigable waters of the United States. This includes pier, wharf, dry dock, terminal, building way, marine railway and other adjoining areas customarily used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing or building a vessel.

In Ohio, navigable waterways include but are not limited to:

  • Lake Erie;
  • Ohio River;
  • Muskingum River;
  • Lower Maumee River;
  • Cuyahoga River.

View the Marine Industry Fund fact sheet for additional information.


Longshore and Harbor Workers' Act coverage

The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Act (USL&H) requires federal workers' compensation coverage for workers engaged in maritime commerce. BWC offers Ohio employers USL&H coverage through the Marine Industry Fund.

View the USL&H coverage page for additional information.