Sitka, AK - Ergonomic Injury Prevention for Commercial Fishermen

Date: March 5, 2019

Hours: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Cost: Free for commercial fishermen

Location: Sitka Public Library, 320 Harbor Dr, Sitka, AK 99835

Registration: Register online or call (907) 747-3287


Prevent work-related "strains, sprains, & pains" in your commercial fishing operation. Learn ergonomic principles that can help you to avoid common musculoskeletal injuries; injuries that can result in lost fishing time, expensive physical therapy or surgery, and a shortened fishing career.


Instructor Jerry Dzugan will cover these topics:


  • Musculoskeletal System

  • Injury Risk Factors

  • Injury Prevention

  • Repetitive Motion

  • Cold Temperature

  • Safer Techniques for Lifting, Pushing, and Pulling

  • Workstation and Tool Design

  • Stretches and Exercises to Help Prevent Injuries


This class is free to commercial fishermen, thanks to support from the DCCED, NIOSH, and AMSEA members.


Get the training you need to survive emergencies at sea!

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2924 Halibut Point Road ~ Sitka, AK 99835

p (907) 747-3287 / f (907) 531-1756


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