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Document ID (ISN)105583
CIS number 06-1117
ISSN - Serial title 1641-9251 - International Maritime Health
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Valentić D., Stojanović D., Mićović V., Vukelić M.
Title Work related diseases and injuries on an oil rig
Bibliographic information 2005, Vol.56, No.1/4, p.56-66. 39 ref.
Abstract This analysis of diseases and injuries among workers on an American oil rig, operating in the Mediterranean Sea, was carried out over a 12-month period (1996-1997). Altogether 518 medical examinations of sick and injured workers were conducted. The leading causes of morbidity were injuries and poisonings (26.7% of all registered cases), followed by musculoskeletal (17.5%), respiratory (14.2%) and gastro-intestinal diseases (12.1%), mental disorders (10.3%) and diseases of the nervous system (9.2%), skin (6.5%), genito-urinary system (2.9%) and circulatory system (0.6%). Among injuries, hand and finger injuries (48.3%) were most frequent, followed by injuries of the leg (13.4%), eye (11.3%), head and neck (10.1%), arm (7.9%), foot (6.7%) and trunk (2.3%). To reduce the incidence of diseases and injuries, special attention should be paid to the workers' basic medical education, to protective measures and to providing first aid at the work site.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; offshore oil extraction; injuries; occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) poisoning; genito-urinary system diseases; diseases of nervous system; mental illness; location of injury; skin diseases; gastrointestinal diseases; musculoskeletal diseases; respiratory diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCroatia
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry