COMMERCIAL FISHING SAFETY
Current Partners and Links to Commercial Fishing Safety
Partnership is one of the cornerstones of the NIOSH Research to Practice (r2p) model. The NIOSH Commercial Fishing Safety Research and Design Program is proud to partner with a wide collection of industry, academic, governmental, and non-profit groups to help achieve our goals and the NIOSH mission of safety and health for all workers through research and prevention.
AMSEA provides effective hands-on marine safety courses to the commercial fishing industry in Alaska and in other regions of the United States. They are a NIOSH grantee and long-time partner of NIOSH.
The Alaska Sea Grant College Program supports coastal communities through research, education, and extension, and is funded by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, NOAA, and support from partners such as NIOSH.
American Seafoods is one of the largest seafood companies in North America and one of the largest harvesters of fish in the world. Based in Seattle, Washington, ASC owns and operates six large catcher-processor vessels that harvest and process on board fish caught in the U.S. waters of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.
B&N Fisheries Company is a privately owned company headquartered in Seattle Washington.
Jensen Maritime is a naval architect and marine engineering firm that has partnered with NIOSH to develop a variety of products for the commercial fishing industry to improve deck safety
NIOSH has been collaborating with the USCG since 1991 in reducing deaths and injuries in the commercial fishing industry. Collaboration originally started with USCG District 17 in Alaska and since the late 1990’s has included other USCG partners throughout the United States. NIOSH and the USCG have an MOU agreement to share data to identify causes of deaths in the commercial fishing industry.
NMFS is dedicated to the stewardship of the nation’s ocean resources and their habitat. We provide vital services for the nation: productive and sustainable fisheries, safe sources of seafood, the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and healthy ecosystems—all backed by sound science and an ecosystem-based approach to management.
NRC are a Seattle based consultancy that specializes in assessment, conservation, utilization, valuation, enhancement, and development of marine and inland aquatic resources. Their goal is to provide high quality products based on objective science that provides factual information on fishery resources and the consequences of human use.
The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent Federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation – railroad, highway, marine and pipeline.
NPFVOA provides hands-on marine safety training to commercial fishermen in the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial believes that a significant number of lives can be saved if more fishermen are trained and understand: vessel stability, shipboard fire-fighting, first aid / CPR, and drill instructor certification.
Trident Seafoods was founded in 1973 as a privately owned corporation. The corporation operates offshore fish processors and shore-side plants throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.
PNASH partnered with NIOSH to conduct a safety survey among Dungeness crab fishermen in Oregon to identify ways to improve safety among this high risk fleet.
The Northeast Center for Agricultural Health has used NIOSH CFID data to identify project areas to work on to improve safety in the Northeast fishing fleet.
The 7 NIOSH AgFF Centers are mandated to undertake research, develop prevention and education programs and provide consultation to constituents across the US in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting.