WorkSafeNB cares about the health and safety of all New Brunswickers and urges anyone who works or plays on the water to wear a PFD.
In June 2016 a fishing vessel capsized near Salmon Beach, New Brunswick. Two fishermen died.
Following an investigation into the incident, the federal Transportation Safety Board (TSB) recommended mandatory safety measures. Specifically, that the Government of New Brunswick and WorkSafeNB require people to wear suitable personal flotation devices (PFDs) at all times when on the deck of a commercial fishing vessel or on board a commercial fishing vessel without a deck or deck structure. Wearing one can save your life!
While the risk of drowning is a common hazard in the fishing industry, there are several other hazards to be aware of to avoid injury. The following resources can help: