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NIOSH Announces Fishing Safety Grants

January 04, 2022

NIOSH Announces Fishing Safety Grants

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, announced the availability of extramural grant funding for commercial fishing safety research and training in fiscal year 2022.

The grants, which are supported and administered by NIOSH, will provide funding to qualified individuals in academia, members of non-profit organizations, municipalities, and businesses involved in the fishing and maritime industries. The funding will support both research on improving the occupational safety of workers in the commercial fishing industry and critical safety training for this high-risk occupation. Commercial fishing remains one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States, but the hazards fishermen face vary widely by type of fishing vessel and fishery in which they participate. Research and training that address what works best in a specific fleet and/or region is critical to help prevent occupational injury or death among U.S. fishermen. The fishing safety research cooperative agreements and training program grants will provide up to 75% of an organization’s costs with a maximum of $975k per grant over a 3-year period in 2022.
   —Please visit https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/updates/upd-11-29-21.html for more information.