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Document ID (ISN)111200
CIS number 10-0788
ISSN - Serial title 1136-6532 - Medicina Marítima
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Salgado Don A., Bouza Prego M.A., De la Campa Portela R.M.
Title Rules and regulations on fatigue in seafarers and its prevention
Original title Normas y reglamentos existentes sobre la fatiga en el marino y su prevención [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information June 2010, Vol.10, No.1, p.70-76. 10 ref.
Abstract Both physical and mental fatigue constitute a problem for all means of transport, and particularly for sectors that operate 24 hours a day such as maritime transport. Fatigue causes concentration difficulties, anxiety, gradual reduction of body resistance, sleep disturbances and major light sensitivity. Every State of registry is responsible for production, acceptance, implementation and application of national and international legislation relative to the various aspects that involve the fatigue issue, namely work schedules, rest periods, crew qualification and watch keeping policies. This article examines the conventions and other instruments on fatigue promulgated by several international organizations (ILO, IMO).
Descriptors (primary) ships; conditions of work; fatigue; stress factors; international agreements
Descriptors (secondary) ILO; IMO; work-rest schedules; legal aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Water transportation
Fatigue