New research on mass mortality events and occupational health and safety
Dr Barb Neis and her colleagues have published 2 new research papers on mass mortality events and their relation to occupational health and safety. The first paper, published in the journal Aquaculture, argues that occupational health and safety concerns must be integrated into risk assessment and surveillance systems to reduce their consequences on workers in the sector. The paper is available below. The second paper is led by Dr Lissandra Cavalli, a post-doctoral fellow in the Geography Department at Memorial University. The paper examines the problem of mass mortality and occupational health and safety in the context of Chile’s salmon aquaculture industry. A key conclusion of the paper is that MME-related worker accidents and environmental degradation point to the urgent need to develop environmental and occupational health and safety (OHS) guidelines that prevent MMEs and protect workers and the environment. The paper is available here.