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Personal Protective Equipment Information Sheets - Fishing
A series of information sheets have been developed to provide a simple, clear format to help explain how to select, use, and maintain ppe used in the commercial fishing industry.
How Loud Is It? Fishing (PDF 112 KB)
A handout listing typical noise exposures in the commercial fishing industry.
Don't take a deadly plunge (PDF 129 KB)
Article describing how your body responds to sudden and unexpected immersion in cold water. WorkSafe Magazine, December 2005
Lifejackets & PFDs (HTML)
Information about lifejackets and personal flotation devices from Transport Canada
Source: Transport Canada
Safety Stickers (PDF 1.1 MB)
Place these stickers on your boat, where people will see them.
Source: Office of Boating Safety, Transport Canada
Worker Drowns While Boating Alone (PDF 135 KB)
Hazard alert describing an accident that occurred when a fisher was repairing equipment on a salmon cage site.
Source: WorkSafeNB, New Brunswick
Loading lobster traps on fishing vessel (PDF 72 KB)
Hazard alert about a fisher who was not wearing a personal floatation device (PFD) and was caught in the trap rope lines and pulled overboard.
Source: Dept of Environment and Labour, Nova Scotia
See the Commercial Fishing pages for additional information.