|Document ID (ISN)||101035|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
|Convention or series no.
||Suicide and seafarers: A pilot study
||Aug. 2002, Vol.18, No.4, p.375-381. 34 ref.
||This article provides a brief overview of the working environment of deep-sea seafarers, legislation, safety and health hazards, and factors that contribute to a situation where suicide is contemplated. While the original focus of the study was to analyse the causes of traumatic fatalities among seafarers on ships on the United Kingdom registry, suicide emerged as a key variable. It is argued that work environment factors that contribute to fatigue and stress experienced by seafarers are likely to be closely linked to suicide. These risk factors include long hours of wok, limited rest and recreation time, poor sleep quality, excessive fatigue, homesickness, poor communication links with home, depression and poor health status.
||suicide; risk factors; sea transport; ships
||United Kingdom; state of health; depressive neurosis; stress factors; psychology and sociology; conditions of work; fatigue
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors