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PFDs that work: gillnetters.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Anchorage, AK: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2013-107, 2012 Nov; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20042226
Abstract
Falling overboard is the second leading cause of death among commercial fishermen nationwide. Of the 182 fishermen who died from falls overboard between 2000 and 2011 NONE of them were wearing a personal flotation device (PFD). 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). About 200 fishermen were asked to evaluate a PFD for one month while working on deck so that wearable PFDs could be identified. This document shows which PFDs were preferred by gillnetters.
Keywords
Fall-protection; Fishing-industry; Humans; Men; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Marine-workers; Life-jackets
Publication Date
20121101
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2013-107
NIOSH Division
APRO
Priority Area
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
AK
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