|Document ID (ISN)||105357|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Jensen O.C., S°rensen J.F.L., Canals M.L., Hu Y.P., Nikolic N., Bloor M.
||Subjective assessments of safety, exposure to chemicals and use of personal protection equipment in seafaring
||Sep. 2005, Vol.55, No.6, p.454-458. 10 ref.
||A questionnaire study was carried out among seafarers in 11 countries during regular medical inspections. Data were collected on their assessments of safety on board, exposure to chemicals and use of personal protective equipment. Responses were obtained from 6461 subjects (response rate 93.7%). Eighty-two percent assessed the occupational safety on board to be very good. Fifty-five per cent of the seafarers were exposed to chemicals. Personal protective equipment for chemicals was used always or almost always among 93% of the exposed population. However, safety on board and use of personal protective equipment was assessed to be significantly different in some strata of the population and in specific work areas and types and sizes of ships.
||occupational safety; ships; personal protective equipment; sea transport; chemical products
||safety consciousness; questionnaire survey; subjective assessment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||China; Denmark; Spain; United Kingdom; Croatia|
||Transport and communications
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Industries and occupations