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Dec 27, 2017
OSHA Fact Sheet: Commercial Fishing - Safe Housekeeping and Sanitation Practices

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3871.pdf

Workers in commercial fishing face hazardous working conditions on a daily basis that can lead to injuries and fatalities. This fact sheet addresses hazards and solutions.

Source: OSHA

Sep 05, 2017
NIOSH Releases Updated Regional Data on Commercial Fishing Fatalities

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/updates/upd-08-29-17.html

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a series of updated commercial fishing fatality summaries which analyze current trends and identify hazards in four regions of the United States: Alaska, West Coast, East Coast, and the Gulf of Mexico.

Source: NIOSH

Sep 01, 2014
OR-FACE: Crab Fishing Hazard Alert

http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/oregon-institute-occupational-health-sciences/outreach/or-face/publications/upload/Fishing-PFDs.pdf

During 2000-2009 70% of commercial fishing deaths off the US West Coast were caused by drowning. Dungeness crab fisheries had the highest number of fatalities with a rate of 310 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers.

Source: OR-FACE

May 01, 2014
NIOSH Fishing: Paul Revere: A Story of Survival on Bristol Bay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuFo6lIqTNM

A short video highlighting a rapid vessel capsizing event in Alaska. The story of the event and the crews' survival is retold through interviews with the crew. The video emphasizes the role personal flotation devices played in the fishermen's survival.

Source: NIOSH

Sep 01, 2009
NIOSH Publication No. 2007-126d:The Most Powerful Thing...Deck Safety Awareness for Purse Seiners

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/video/seining.html

The Most Powerful Thing...Deck Safety Awareness for Purse Seiners is a safety awareness video designed to help crew members be more aware of safety hazards on board purse seining vessels.

Source: NIOSH

Sep 01, 2009
Factsheet 38 - Risk assessment for small fishing vessels

http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/factsheets/38

The purpose of this factsheet is to assist those with health and safety duties reduce the risk to workers in this dangerous industry sector by carrying out a risk assessment and taking preventive actions.

Source: EU-OSHA

Sep 01, 2009
Occupational Health and Safety Online: Northwest Dungeness Crab Fishery Now the Deadliest

http://ohsonline.com/Articles/2008/04/Northwest-Dungeness-Crab-Fishery-Now-the-Deadliest.aspx

Dungeness-Crab-Fishery-Now-the-Deadliest.aspx The Discovery Channel may have to change the name of its hit show "Deadliest Catch" in light of today's MMWR report examining fatalities in the commercial fishing industry.

Source: OH&S