Fishing

General Information

Date Added Resource Source
Nov 2016

NIOSH Commercial Fishing Safety

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/fishing/pubs.html

The following is a chronological list of NIOSH-published and NIOSH-authored publications on commercial fishing safety.

(NIOSH)
Nov 2015

Alaska goes full year without fishing fatality for first time

http://www.alaskajournal.com/2015-10-21/alaska-goes-full-year-without-fishing-fatality-first-time

Last week, the U.S. Coast Guard reported to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council that for the first time in known history, no one died on the job while commercial fishing in Alaska during the last federal fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30.

(Alaska Journal of Commerce)
Jul 2015

Safe at Sea Alliance

http://workplacesafetystrategy.ca/Home/Fishing-Safety

Commercial fishing will be safer in Nova Scotia. That’s the goal of the Safe at Sea Alliance - a group of fishermen, family members, industry, safety organizations, community leaders, and government.

(Nova Scotia Workplace Safety )
Feb 2013

PFDs That Work: Crabbers

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2013-106/

Researchers from the NIOSH Alaska Pacific Office conducted an evaluation with commercial fishermen from 4 gear groups to rate the comfort and acceptability of six modern personal flotation devices (PFDs). This document shows which PFDs were preferred by crabbers.

(NIOSH)
Feb 2013

PFDs That Work: Trawlers

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2013-109/

Researchers from the NIOSH Alaska Pacific Office conducted an evaluation with commercial fishermen from 4 gear groups to rate the comfort and acceptability of six modern personal flotation devices (PFDs). This document shows which PFDs were preferred by trawlers.

(NIOSH)
Mar 2012

NIOSH Research Cited in Recommendations for Improving Commercial Fishing Safety

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2012-129/?s_cid=3ni7d2fb032320121000am

In 1990, NIOSH began working closely with industry partners to address the high number of fishing fatalities in Alaska. By focusing on fishery-specific hazards such as vessel overloading in the crab fleet, fatality rates have been reduced 42%.

(NIOSH)
May 2011

Man Overboard: Prevention and Recovery (request copy DVD)

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2011-126d/

NIOSH, in cooperation with AMSEA and Alaska Sea Grant, has created this video designed to help crew prevent and respond to man overboard events. It features interviews with fishermen about experiences with falling overboard, and explains how to successfully recover a person in the water.

(NIOSH)
Sep 2009

NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Commercial Fishing Safety

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/fishing/

This topic page provides access to information provided by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health addressing commercial fishing including research and publications.

(NIOSH)
Sep 2009

WorkSafe BC Topic Page: Fishing

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/health-safety/industries/fishing-marine

We have resources and information on working safely in fishing and other marine industries. Additional information and resources are available from our industry partner, Fish Safe.

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
Sep 2009

Crew Endurance Management Practices: A Guide for Maritime Operations (PDF)

https://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/cg5211/docs/GuideForMaritimeOperations.pdf

Users of this guide will be able to (1) identify specific factors affecting crew endurance in their particular operations, and (2) manage these factors toward optimizing crewmember endurance.

(USCG)