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Changes in processing, handling could reduce commercial fishing injuries, research shows

Handling frozen fish caused nearly half of all injuries aboard commercial freezer-trawlers and about a quarter of the injuries on freezer-longliner vessels operating off the coast of Alaska, new research from Oregon State University shows.


Public Health PhD student works to prevent workplace injuries in high-risk industries

Preventing workplace injuries and reducing workplace hazards in the nation’s most dangerous industry, commercial fishing, are top priorities for Devin Lucas, a Public Health PhD student concentrating in Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety. “I hope that my research will help workers stay safe on the job and come home in one piece,” he says.