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The following links list tools, publications, and other resources to help prevent the most common injuries and illnesses in the commercial fishing industry. These resources may not meet all the requirements for health and safety in British Columbia. Please check the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, and related materials for specific WorkSafeBC requirements.
This brochure, created for the British Columbia fishing industry, explains the dangers of exposure to the toxic spines of dogfish, ratfish, rockfish, and sea urchins, and how to prevent fish spine injuries. Also outlined are first aid procedures, and when a spine puncture should be considered a medical emergency.
* PDF (382 KB)
A marine puncture wound can cause serious injury and may also result in a serious infection. This document outlines how to treat toxic fish spine puncture wounds.
* PDF (289 KB)
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