|Document ID (ISN)||105073|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1136-6532 - Medicina Marítima
|Convention or series no.
||Canals Pol-Lina M.L., Sala Barbany J., Sanz Gallén P., Nogué Xarau S., Perdomo Segura M.A.
||Occupational risks: Marine animal injuries in coastal fishermen of a Mediterranean area of Spain
||Riesgos laborales: lesiones por animales marinos en pescadores de bajura del Mediterráneo español [in Spanish]|
||Dec. 2004, Vol.4, No.2, p.106-111. Illus. 20 ref.
||This questionnaire survey examined the risk of injury from marine animals among coastal fishermen in Tarragona, Spain. Information on age, type of fishing, animals that caused injury, treatment and use of protective measures was collected from 111 fishermen with at least one year's experience. 58.6% of the participants reported injuries with marine animals, especially Scorpaena scorfa and porcus (66.1%) and Trachinus draco (58.5%). Most frequent treatments were local (ammonia) and only 29.2% consumed medicine from the first-aid kit. 6% reported important consequences of the injuries. Only 13.5% of the participants used protective equipment. It is concluded that preventive measures need to be implemented to reduce the risk of injury among fishermen.
||Spain; coastal fishing; injuries; animals
||first-aid equipment; personal protective equipment; questionnaire survey; fish
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations