Safety tips on board a fishing vessel

This brochure provides guidance on occupational safety and health (OSH) for workers employed on board fishing vessels in Thailand to prevent and respond to workplace injuries and accidents.

Fishing is well-known to be one of the most dangerous occupations worldwide, with fishers facing a high incidence of injuries and deaths at work. On a fishing vessel, ensuring a safe work environment must be the first priority for everyone on board. The International Labour Organization developed this informational brochure to raise awareness for migrant workers employed in the fishing sector. The brochure provides practical and sector-specific information on occupational safety and health for fishers, including the contact details for government, trade union and civil society organizations where they can seek assistance during their employment in Thailand.

This brochure is produced by Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia programme, a multi-country, multi-annual initiative of the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN), implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with International Organization for Migration (IOM) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Its overriding objective is to promote safe labour migration and decent work for all migrant workers in South East Asia, particularly in the fishing and seafood processing sectors.