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The fish are better protected than the fishermen, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which today issued new safety recommendations to the U. S. Coast Guard regarding tougher standards for commercial fishing vessels, crew training and increased use of flotation devices.
Research conducted by the federally-funded National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has helped to reduce fatalities among commercial fisherman by 42 percent.
An expert panel has awarded NIOSH’s research program to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths in the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Sector the highest rating – a five on a scale of 1-5 – based on its relevance.
Respiratory protection program violations earned U.S. companies $2.6 million in OSHA-levied penalties last year. Here are the most-cited industries:
This standard establishes the elements and activities for pre-project and pre-task safety and health planning in construction.
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