Safe Wharves Project


The Safe Wharves project was a mixed methods, multi-component, community-partnered SafetyNet research and knowledge mobilization initiative. The overall objectives of the Safe Wharves Project were: 1) to identify the extent and nature of some of the key safety issues associated with fishing wharves in rural Newfoundland; and, 2) to mobilize this knowledge with the goal of identifying potential ways to improve the safety governance of wharves so as to reduce near-misses, accidents, injuries and fatalities.


Canadian Institutes for Health Research

Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement (ICE) grant

Atlantic RURAL Centre Pilot Project Grant

Harris Centre Applied Research Fund

GradSWEP and GTEP programs (Memorial University)



Jackson, B., Neis, B., Canning, A., & MacKinnon, S. (2012).  Safety on Newfoundland and Labrador's Fishing Wharves: Risk, Challenges, and Recommendations for Future Action.  St. John's: SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research, Memorial University.


Jackson, B., Neis, B., Canning, A., & MacKinnon, S. (2013).  Safety on Newfoundland's fishing wharves.  Safety Science, 60, 1-12.


Neis, B. (2013).  Safe wharves and community-engaged research on workplace health and safety: The experience of the Safetynet Centre at Memorial University.  SafetyNet panel session at the CU Expo.  Corner Brook, NL, June 14.

Jackson, B., Neis, B.,  MacKinnon, S. (2010).  Accidents ashore: Occupational safety risks and challenges and Newfoundland wharves.  Presentation to the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH) Annual Conference.  Toronto, ON, May 28.

Contact Information

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