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Fishing Safety Success Story Video

The┬áNational Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has release a second video worth watching. According to their website, on-deck injuries account for 12% of the fatal injuries in commercial fishing and the┬álargest number of hospitalized non-fatal injuries among fishermen in the Unites States. Wet, pitching decks result in many slips, trips, and falls. High tension lines and cables running through hydraulic haulers and winches can lead to contact injuries including amputations and death. This video is the story of a prevented winch entanglement aboard a seiner out… Read More →

My Life Vest Saved Me

Falling overboard is the second leading cause of death among commercial fishermen nationwide. Of the 210 fishermen who died from falls overboard between 2000 and 2014 NONE of them were wearing a personal flotation device (PFD) when they drowned. Many of these fatalities would have been prevented if the fisherman had been able to float. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is the United States federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. The Western States Division… Read More →