Fleet Safety Fact Sheet: Amendment 80 Factory Trawlers
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2015-237
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) performed a scientific review of workplace safety in the Amendment 80 (A80) trawl fleet to understand the trends and identify opportunities to enhance safety for crews on these vessels. Researchers found that the annual number of injuries in the A80 fleet was 34 per year during 2001-2012 for a total of 409 work-related injuries (25 fatal, 384 non-fatal). The risk for non-fatal injuries was 43 injuries per 1,000 full-time equivalent employees, about four times higher than average U.S. workers.
For information on injuries to workers on Freezer Longliners please read NIOSH publication 2015-238.
NIOSH . Fleet Safety Fact Sheet: Amendment 80 Factory Trawlers. Anchorage, AK: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. DHHS, (NIOSH) Publication No. 2015-237.