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

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

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

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

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

Jan 23, 2017
Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety & Health Center (PNASH)

Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety & Health Center (PNASH)

Source: PNASH

Jan 09, 2017
Oregon State Marine Board

Oregon State Marine Board serves Oregon's recreational boating public through education, enforcement, access, and environmental stewardship for a safe and enjoyable experience.

Source: OSMB

Jan 09, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard

United States Coast Guard within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Source: USCG

Jan 09, 2017
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Commercial Fishing Safety

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

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

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

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