Fishing Safety is Paramount

It is widely recognized that working together on issues related to safety helps build a strong, positive safety culture among employees and employers, resulting in fewer accidents/injuries and lower workers’ compensation costs. Our Mandate is to enhance safety; so that the industry is more attractive for new employees; and to keep existing employees safe and healthy. We work with industry to help create and develop safety programs to minimize loss, improve productivity, and reduce workers’ compensation rates for the Nova Scotia fisheries sector.

Lessons Learned: A Wave of Change

Captain Andrew Titus of the Mersey Phoenix tells his tale of why safety at sea is important to him.

The Are You Ready program is co-managed by the Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia & the Nova Scotia Fisheries Sector Council. Together we host Man Overboard Drills province wide, educating on the importance of onboard safety preparedness. Since 2012 we have conducted over 160 drills.