COMMERCIAL FISHING SAFETY

Fishing Safety Solutions

A NIOSH researcher discusses man overboard safety with the skipper of a crab vessel during a survey in Dutch Harbor, AK with the skipper's vessel in the background.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the federal agency responsible for conducting research on occupational disease and injury. NIOSH works to reduce occupational fatalities in the commercial fishing industry through focused research programs and a collaborative effort by many agencies, NGOs, industries, and workers. These research programs have led to interventions in the areas of epidemiologically-driven policy change, development of engineering controls, and implementation of health communication programs.

Page last reviewed: June 8, 2015