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On-deck dangers in the Alaskan commercial fishing industry.

Authors
Husberg-BJ; Lincoln-JM; Conway-GA
Source
Proc Mar Saf Counc 2001 Apr-Jun; 58(2):23-24
NIOSHTIC No.
20021336
Abstract
It would be useful to continue to look at the causes of these deck injuries and develop strategies to prevent them and to learn about safety practices that some crews already have in place that make the operation safer. This information could be utilized and promoted to other fishermen, captains, and vessel owners to increase awareness of the problem. These ideas can then be personalized and individually implemented with the intent to increase safety awareness and prevent these types of injuries. There is an urgent need for improving the safety of fishermen in this highly mechanized workplace. Examination of the deck environment surrounding the deployment and retrieval systems (including the use of cranes, .power blocks,. pulleys, winches, lines, nets, crab pots, and crab pot launchers) of fishing equipment from a mechanical and safety engineering perspective is needed. Additional areas to focus on include machine guarding, separating workers and lines, and fall prevention. Through successful application and promotion of new technological innovations and interventions, the number of fatal and non-fatal injuries in this industry should decrease.
Keywords
Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Injury-prevention; Accident-rates; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Marine-workers; Fishing-industry; Engineering-controls; Control-technology
Publication Date
20010401
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0364-0981
NIOSH Division
DSR
SIC Code
NAICS-1141
Source Name
Proceedings of the Marine Safety Council
State
WV; AK
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