April 3: Safety on Fishing Boats

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To reduce the number of injuries in commercial fishing, the CSST released a guide, Health and safety on board fishing vessels. In addition, to prevent fatalities as a result of falls overboard, the CSST now requires, as of the 2012 lobster fishing season, two preventive measures:

  • Helpers must wear lifejackets at all times on deck
  • There must be at least one way to identify  a worker who fell overboard.