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Fatal occupational injuries in the U.S. commercial fishing industry: risk factors and recommendations, East Coast Region.
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. 2011-105, 2010 Nov; :1-6
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the federal government agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. NIOSH recently completed an in-depth study of commercial fishing fatalities in the United States during 2000-2009. The purpose of the study was to identify the most hazardous fisheries around the country and to describe the unique safety issues in each. For this study the US was divided into four fishing regions: Alaska, West Coast, East Coast, and the Gulf of Mexico. This document is one in a set of four reports summarizing fatality data for US fishing regions.
Safety-research; Fishing-industry; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Statistical-analysis; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-safety-programs; Sea-water; Seaman; Diving
NIOSH Commercial Fishing Safety Research Program, 4230 University Drive, Suite 310, Anchorage, AK 99508
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DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2011-105
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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