Turning the Tide: PFDs in the Fishing Industry

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Turning the Tide: PFDs in the Fishing Industry


12:21 Minuten


In this video, we hear the story of two commercial fishermen whose boat capsized while fishing, one sport fisherman who fell overboard while guiding guests at sea, and a young commercial fisherman who died when he fell overboard. In each case, wearing a PFD could have changed the outcome of these events. These dramatic, real-life stories are woven together throughout the video – advancing each story in turn and building upon the message that life jackets/PFDs save lives. By hearing and seeing these stories told by/about their peers, workers within the fishing industry will be impacted and moved to action to wear PFDs.


We focus on the importance of wearing a PFD.


Drowning continues to be the leading cause of death for B.C.’s commercial fishermen. From 2011 to 2017, 15 workers died in work-related incidents within the commercial fishing industry. Of these fatalities, 7 were a result of drowning. In order to reduce the number of drowning deaths in commercial fishing, WorkSafeBC produced a video that strives to motivate fishers to increase their use of PFDs.


skippers and fishing crews in the fishing industry


Awareness and drive behaviour change


2019 Drowning Prevention Award — Effective Policies and Legislation; AVA Digital Award 2019

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6951 Westminster Hwy, ca-V7C 1C6 Richmond
+1-604-214-6778 https://www.worksafebc.com/en