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Document ID (ISN)109986
CIS number 09-842
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Myers M.L., Cole H.P.
Title Simple solutions for reduced fish farm hazards
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 2009, Vol.14, No.2, p.150-156. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract The fish farming sector presents many of the same hazards as other types of farming, but also poses additional hazards associated with water impoundments and night-time work. This article describes some simple measures to reduce or eliminate hazards on fish farms, based on interviews of personnel working on the farms and workplace inspections. The measures address the main hazards encountered on fish farms, namely electrical shocks, drowning, slips, trips and falls and sprains, as well as chemical, fire and explosion hazards.
Descriptors (primary) fish farming; safe layout; safety engineering
Descriptors (secondary) falls of persons; electric shock; protective clothing; walkways; switchgear; night work; fire hazards; slippery floors; manual lifting; ergonomics; explosion hazards; explosive atmospheres; sprains; survey; sprinkler systems; chemical hazards; drowning; leak detection; natural gas
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Livestock rearing