The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in collaboration with the SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research (Memorial University), will be hosting the 5th International Fishing Industry Safety and Health Conference (IFISH 5) in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada from June 10-13, 2018.
The IFISH 5 conference will offer researchers, safety and health professionals, instructors, workers and industry experts, ergonomists, governmental and regulatory representatives, and other professionals the opportunity to attend workshops, presentations, and poster sessions that feature new occupational health and safety research findings and innovations. Keynote speakers will provide an overview of advances in the field and priorities for the future, and they will highlight success stories in research, training, and industry collaboration. In the evenings and between scheduled presentations and workshops, attendees will have a chance to network with organizations and individuals attending the conference.
Key themes for IFISH5 will include topics on safety in commercial fishing as well as occupational health and safety issues related to aquaculture and seafood processing. We anticipate that the agenda will include occupational safety and health studies highlighting collaboration with industry, evaluations of interventions, improvements to protective gear such as personal flotation devices, fisheries management and safety relationships, and the economic impacts of occupational safety and health.
The conference sponsors are inviting proposals for regular sessions (3-4 presentations on a given theme), panels (several short presentations on a given theme followed by discussion), roundtables (discussion sessions featuring short presentations by 3 or more speakers followed by audience participation) and workshops (guided sessions on a particular theme or issue led by one or two individuals). Individuals may submit abstracts for presentations, quick takes (five-minute presentations followed by discussion), and poster formats. Abstract and session descriptions can be submitted electronically until November 15, 2017. A template for submissions can be found at https://ifishconference.ca/. Questions about submissions may be addressed by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. IFISH 5 is sponsored by the Center for Maritime Safety and Health Studies at The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH, U.S.A) in collaboration with the SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research, Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.