Fishing

General Information

Date Added Resource Source
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 Injury Prevention Resources for Fishing - General Safety

http://www2.worksafebc.com/Portals/Fishing/Prevention-GeneralSafety.asp

The following links list tools, publications, and other resources to help prevent the most common injuries and illnesses in the commercial fishing industry.

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

WorkSafe BC Injury Prevention Resources for Fishing – Vessel and Crew Safety

http://www2.worksafebc.com/Portals/Fishing/Prevention-VesselAndCrewSafety.asp

The following links list tools, publications, and other resources to help prevent the most common injuries and illnesses in the commercial fishing industry.

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

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

http://www.marinetelecom.net/CGD0103Report.pdf

This guide is specifically designed to help maritime companies ensure the highest possible levels of performance and safety. 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)
Sep 2009

Commercial Fishing Fatalities—California, Oregon, and Washington, 2000-2006

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/300/13/1510

This report is based, in part, on contributions by U.S. Coast Guard personnel from Districts 11, 13, and 17 and staff members with the Oregon and Washington Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Programs.

(JAMA)