Commercial ocean fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world. Workplace-related illnesses, injuries, and deaths are not uncommon for commercial seafood workers, and many of these adverse outcomes are avoidable in this mostly self-employed uninsured, hardworking workforce that feeds our nation. This surveillance research project will assess the current status of commercial fishery worker safety in the southeastern US, focusing on the coastal Gulf of Mexico workforce in Florida and Alabama.
View our video at the button below to see what Andy Kane and his team are doing to learn more about the health and safety of seafood workers.
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