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Apr 30, 2018
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)-Fatal Falls Overboard in Commercial Fishing — United States, 2000–2016

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6716a2.htm?s_cid=mm6716a2_e

During 2000–2016, 204 commercial fishermen died from unintentional falls overboard. Fifty-nine percent of falls were not witnessed, and 89.3% of these victims were not found. This data is described and prevention strategies shared.

Source: CDC

Jan 09, 2017
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.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 09, 2017
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.

Source: NIOSH

Nov 01, 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 safety1

Source: NIOSH

Nov 01, 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

Source: Alaska Journal of Commerce

Jul 01, 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 )

Source: Safe at Sea Alliance

Feb 01, 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.

Source: NIOSH

May 01, 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%.

Source: NIOSH

Sep 01, 2011
Crew Endurance Management Practices: A Guide for Maritime Operations

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.

Source: USCG

May 01, 2011
Man Overboard: Prevention and Recovery

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.

Source: NIOSH