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Fleet Safety Fact Sheet: Freezer Longliners

August 2015
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2015-238
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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) performed a scientific review of workplace safety in the freezer longline 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 freezer longline fleet was 25 per year during 2001-2012 for a total of 303 work-related injuries (9 fatal, 294 non-fatal). The risk for non-fatal injuries was 35 per 1,000 full-time equivalent employees, about three times higher than average U.S. workers.

For information on injuries to workers on Freezer Trawlers please read NIOSH publication 2015-237.

Suggested Citation

NIOSH [2015]. Fleet Safety Fact Sheet: Freezer Longliners. 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. 2015-238.

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