The Fifth International Fishing Industry Safety & Health Conference, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. June 10-13, 2018
The IFISH 5 conference will offer researchers, safety and health professionals, instructors, workers and industry experts, ergonomists, governmental and regulatory representatives, and other professionals the opportunity to attend workshops, presentations, and poster sessions that feature new occupational health and safety research findings and innovations. Keynote speakers will provide an overview of advances in the field and priorities for the future, and they will highlight success stories in research, training, and industry collaboration. In the evenings and between scheduled presentations and workshops, attendees will have a chance to network with organizations and individuals attending the conference.
Key themes for IFISH 5 will include topics on safety and health in commercial fishing as well as occupational health and safety issues related to aquaculture and seafood processing. We anticipate that the agenda will include occupational safety and health studies highlighting collaboration with industry, evaluations of interventions, improvements to protective gear such as personal flotation devices, fisheries management and safety relationships, and the economic impacts of occupational safety and health.
IFISH 5 is sponsored by the Center for Maritime Safety and Health Studies at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research, Memorial University, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Past IFISH conferences have been in Woods Hole, Massachusetts; Sitka, Alaska; Mahabalipuram, India; and Reykjavik, Iceland.