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Ergonomic Injury Prevention for Commercial Fishermen

Ergonomics is the science of adapting workstations, tools, equipment and work methods for more efficient, comfortable and error-free use by humans. Improving ergonomics in commercial fishing practices can help to reduce injury. There are tools, safer practices and simple deck alterations that can dramatically reduce your risk to injury caused by the physical demands of commercial fishing.

These publications were developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant Program.  The Pocket Guides are meant to be kept on your vessel, or in your workplace, as a reference.

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Ergonomic Injury Prevention for Commercial Fishermen

Work related injuries can cost you fishing time, money, and shorten your career. You can prevent strains, sprains, and pains.