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Document ID (ISN)111715
CIS number 11-0379
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Myers M.L.
Title Review of occupational hazards associated with aquaculture
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 2010, Vol.15, No.4, p.412-426. Illus. 90 ref.
Abstract Aquaculture is an emerging sector that is associated with most of the same hazards that are present in agriculture generally, but many fish farming tasks entail added danger, including working around water and working at night. In this review, causes of death in aquaculture included drowning, electrocution, crushing-related injury, hydrogen sulfide poisoning, and fatal head injury. Nonfatal injuries were associated with slips, trips, and falls; machines; strains and sprains; chemicals; and fires. Risk factors included cranes (tip over and power line contact), tractors and sprayer-equipped all-terrain vehicles (overturn), heavy loads (lifting), high-pressure sprayers, slippery surfaces, rotting waste (hydrogen sulfide production), eroding levees (overturn hazard), storm-related rushing water, diving conditions (bends and drowning), nighttime conditions, working alone, lack of training, lack of or failure to use personal flotation devices, and all-terrain vehicle speeding. Other hazards included punctures or cuts from fish teeth or spines, exposure to low temperatures and bacterial and parasitic infections.
Descriptors (primary) USA; injuries; fish farming; causes of accidents; risk factors; fatalities
Descriptors (secondary) cold workplaces; flooding; cranes; tractors; work in isolation; night work; infectious diseases; bites; handling of animals; disobeying safety instructions; drowning; falls of persons; overturning; frequency rates; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Fishing