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Document ID (ISN)103559
CIS number 04-585
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jensen O.C., S°rensen J.F.L., Canals M.L., Hu Y., Nikolic N., Mozer A.A.
Title Non-fatal occupational injuries related to slips, trips and falls in seafaring
Bibliographic information Feb. 2005, Vol.47, No.2, p.161-171. Illus. 28 ref.
Abstract The aim of this study was to describe the risk factors involved in slip, trip and fall (STF) injuries in merchant seafaring, in order to point out areas for prevention. A questionnaire survey was carried out in 11 countries with 6461 participants. The seafarers provided information on whether they were injured during their latest tour of duty, and whether the injury was STF-related. Of the total reported injuries, 467 (43%) were STF-related. Fractures and sprains accounted for 42% of the STF injuries compared with 17% for non-STF injuries. The proportions of STF injuries for different types of ships and areas of the ships varied from <30% to >60%. On passenger ship decks, STF injuries were >60%. The proportions of STF injuries increase by age and by severity of the injury. There is a need for improvements in defining, reporting and preventing STF injuries in merchant seafaring.
Descriptors (primary) falls of persons; sea transport; injuries; occupational accidents
Descriptors (secondary) slippery floors; fractures; severity rates; age-linked differences; frequency rates; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceChina; Denmark; Spain; Croatia; Russian Federation
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Water transportation