DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2014-107
Live to be Salty Posters
Falling overboard is the second leading cause of death among commercial fishermen nationwide. And the reason for that? Not wearing a personal flotation device (PFD). In fact, none of the 191 fishermen who died in the U.S. between 2000 and 2013 were wearing a PFD when they drowned.
These posters are part of the Live to be Salty multi-media health communication intervention, an effort by NIOSH and its partners to reduce drownings by promoting the use of PFDs on board commercial fishing vessels.
For more information on commercial fishing safety research at NIOSH, please visit our fishing safety topic page.
- Can You Swim the Bering Sea? [PDF - 4.54 MB]
- I’ll Tell You What’s Uncomfortable, It’s Not Your PFD [PDF- 4.5 MB]
- No One Chooses Fishing ‘Cause It’s Comfortable [PDF - 3.74 MB]
- Help Search Parties Get Back to Fishing [PDF - 5.23 MB]
- My Boat. My Rules. Wear Your PFD. [PDF - 4.78 MB]
- You’re Crew Might Be Quick Enough, Might Not [PDF - 5.05 MB]
- PFDs Get in the Way of You Drowning [PDF - 4.71 MB]
- What Are You Going to Tell The Family? [PDF - 4.63 MB]
- You May Learn to Think Like a Fish [PDF - 4.91 MB]
- Nobody Swims Home from the Bering Sea [PDF - 4.40 MB]
- I’d Rather be Catching Fish [PDF - 4.48 MB]
- Some Die at Sea, Others Wear PFDs [PDF - 4.70 MB]
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