Dr. Edgar McGuinness
Memorial UniversityDepartment of Sociology
Edgar is a post-doctoral fellow in OFI Module M. He is a fully certified and experienced fisherman with a PhD in Marine Technology, a Master’s in Occupational Health, Safety and Ergonomics and a Degree in Marine Science. Working with operators to develop safe and efficient marine industries is not just a job to him, it is a fulfilling calling, one from which he draws great purpose and meaning. Having a firm appreciation for the difficulties involved in conducting work in marine and coastal environments, he nevertheless believes in the potential for safe, stable, and profitable future in such industries supported by research and active engagement with a strong emphasis on prevention. His research interests include all aspects of modern fisheries and aquaculture safety development. He is working in partnership with a Norwegian research company SINTEF and with the NL Fish Harvesting Safety Association to compare Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) patterns, processes and regulatory environments, and to help identify hazards in aquaculture OHS in Atlantic Canada and explore potential ways to eliminate or reduce these hazards.