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Live to be Salty Posters

December 2013
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2014-107
First poster of publication 2014-107

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.