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Document ID (ISN)102021
CIS number 03-1244
ISBN(s) 3-89701-869-1
Year 2002
Convention or series no. Fb 961
Author(s) Lange J., Kessel G., Stehrenberg B., Groth J.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Title Health-protection concepts for small and medium-sized port companies handling automobiles and bulk goods
Original title Gesundheitsschutzkonzepte für kleine und mittlere Hafenbetriebe beim Auto- und Massengutumschlag [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2002. 279p. Illus. 42 ref. Price: EUR 24.00.
Abstract The aim of this study was to develop a health-protection concept addressing the different working conditions of port workers who handle the loading and unloading of bulk goods and automobiles. Data were collected through a questionnaire survey of 222 port workers (192 involved in automobile handling and 30 in bulk goods handling), by observing the work processes and the workplaces and by interviewing experts. It was found that the concept of integrated quality and safety management systems can successfully take into account the existing company safety and health organization systems as well as statutory labour protection provisions, with the participation of workers actively involved in the self-regulation of the system.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health; automobiles; plant safety and health organization; bulk materials handling; dock work
Descriptors (secondary) safety analysis; hazard evaluation; questionnaire survey; workers' participation; quality control; role of management; job study
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Workers' participation
Water transportation
Road transportation