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Document ID (ISN)105357
CIS number 06-890
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jensen O.C., S°rensen J.F.L., Canals M.L., Hu Y.P., Nikolic N., Bloor M.
Title Subjective assessments of safety, exposure to chemicals and use of personal protection equipment in seafaring
Bibliographic information Sep. 2005, Vol.55, No.6, p.454-458. 10 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; ships; personal protective equipment; sea transport; chemical products
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; questionnaire survey; subjective assessment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceChina; Denmark; Spain; United Kingdom; Croatia
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Water transportation
Personal protection