Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Workplace Health and Safety Information—Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing


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Fishing Print Materials

Live to be Salty

Live to be Salty is a health communication intervention developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to reduce man overboard fatalities among commercial fishermen by raising awareness of comfortable personal flotation devices (PFDs) that can be worn on deck while working. The intervention is an output of a two-phase NIOSH study conducted in 2008 involving a survey of 400 Alaska fishermen and an evaluation of 6 modern PFDs in actual working conditions. For more information visit

Published Papers

The Northeast Center for Occupational Safety and Health in Agricultural, Forestry, and Fishing (NEC) and The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) conduct ongoing research and publish papers in many scientific journals. If you are interested in reading any of these papers, please contact our Research Librarian at

The following topics are areas in which we publish:

  • Children Farm Safety and Health
  • Dairy Farming
  • Environment
  • Ergonomics
  • Farm Safety Trainings
  • Fishing Safety
  • Health
  • Injury Statistics
  • Logging
  • Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers
  • Occupational Health
  • Pesticides
  • Research Methods


Partner's Links

Useful Resources

Video: "Fishing Safety Success Story: My Life Vest Saved Me"

Ann Backus: How to Make a Second-Chance (Reboarding) Ladder

Free iPhone Apps
available in iTunes App Store


The Small Craft Motion Program displays the device's accelerometer, gyroscope, and location data. A collection of motion warning indices are implemented for boating operations. Motion data can be recorded at user-selected nominal sample rate; location data is recorded at device-selected sample rate.

FV Drills

Looking for an easy way to do a drill aboard your boat? This app, developed in partnership between AMSEA and Virginia Tech, provides a mobile form of the fishing vessel drills contained in Jensen and Dzugan's "beating the Odds" manuscript.