Written Safety Procedures
Feel free to use the sample procedures below as a guide while creating your Transport Canada required Written Safety Procedures. They must be modified to suit your specific vessel length and species requirements.
SAFETY TIPS and BEST PRACTICES
Please take the time to browse, read, and consider the following safety tips. Some may be more relevant to your specific fishing vessel/activity than others. Some are simple "common sense" suggestions, while others are a little more complex and require some adjustment. All are important, and could prevent a serious injury or save your life! Best Practices can also be found in many of the Safety Alerts/Bulletins.
SAFETY ALERTS and BULLETINS
Safety alerts are issued periodically by a number of organizations/departments identifying hazards in the fishing industry. They come in a variety of forms, but all of them contain valuable information and should be considered. We will update this list as more alerts/bulletins are issued.
Provincial Occupational Heath & Safety Division (OH&S)
Transport Canada (TC)
Transport Canada issues ship safety bulletins regularly. These bulletins include a variety of information, from regulatory updates, to the identification of on-board hazards. Below is a list of several fishing industry related bulletins, and a link to the Transport Canada Ship Safety Bulletin Registry.
Alerts from other Sources
Below you will find Alerts/Bulletins/Hazards from a variety of sources/jurisdictions.
FFAW/Unifor - The Union Forum (Spring 2019)
FFAW/Unifor - The Union Forum (Winter 2018/2019)