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Setting the Course for Safety: Preventing Falls Overboard - Reference Document


For the purposes of training, guidance and discussion, this reference document summarizes the preventive knowledge and strategies dealt with in the video Setting the course for safety – Preventing falls overboardFilmed on board fishing vessels from the Gaspé and the Magdalen Islands, the video shows fishers and deckhands performing their tasks, explaining their occupation and sharing their preventive strategies and “tricks of the trade” for avoiding falls overboard. The video draws on research funded by the IRSST, which enabled researchers, working with professional fishers, to describe some 40 strategies developed by people working in the fishing industry.

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Additional Information

Category: Training tool
  • Francis Coulombe
  • Jean-Guy Richard
  • Sylvie Montreuil
  • Michel Tremblay
Research Project: 2011-0018
Knowledge Transfer Activity: 2013-0006, 2015-0045
Online since: February 11, 2016
Format: Text