Assessment of Safety in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Island Crab Fleet

April 2016
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2016-112
CDC NIOSH Publication 2016-112 Assessment of Safety in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Island Crab Fleet

This report provides a detailed analysis of work-related injuries and vessel safety issues within the Bering Sea/Aleutian Island (BSAI) crab fleet to identify both hazards and opportunities for safety improvements within the fleet. The findings and recommendations in this report are especially relevant to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council, United States Coast Guard, and the Bering Sea/Aleutian Island crab fleet.

Assessment of Safety in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Island Crab Fleet Cdc-pdf[PDF – 4M]

Additional Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. DHHS, (NIOSH) Publication No. 97-163. Current Intelligence Bulletin 58: Commercial Fishing Fatalities in Alaska Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. DHHS, (NIOSH) Publication No. 2011-103. Fatal Occupational Injuries in the U.S. Commercial Fishing Industry: Risk Factors and Recommendations, Alaska region.

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