|Document ID (ISN)||102812|
|Convention or series no.
||Alderton T., Bloor M., Kahveci E., Lane T., Sampson H., Thomas M., Winchester N., Wu B., Zhao M.
||The global seafarer - Living and working conditions in a globalized industry
||ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2004. xvi, 208p. Illus. Bibl. ref. Index. Price: CHF 30.00.
||03-1696.pdf [in English]
||This study discusses the impact of globalization on seafarers from the standpoint of recruitment practices, role of trade unions and collective bargaining, training, certification, wages, contracts and tours of duty. A section is devoted to working conditions and occupational hazards. Despite the lack of comprehensive international data, there are indications of high fatality rates from occupational accidents among seafarers. Exposure hazards include those due to toxic substances being transported, and to asbestos in engine rooms. Bullying, loneliness, depression and suicide are also frequent in this population.
||occupational accidents; occupational diseases; sea transport; conditions of work; ships
||dangerous substances; bullying; ILO; role of workers' organizations; depressive neurosis; suicide; transport of materials; asbestos
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||ILO|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Bullying and mobbing