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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.
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.
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.
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.
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