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Document ID (ISN)105811
CIS number 06-1495
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jégaden D., Lucas D., Loddé B., Dewitte J.D.
Title Psychological barriers to safety in deep-sea fishing
Original title Résistances psychologiques à la sécurité dans la pêche maritime [in French]
Bibliographic information Société française de Médecine Maritime, Faculté de médecine de Brest, CS 93837, 29238 Brest cedex 3, France, Nov. 2005. 6p. 5 ref.
Abstract During 2003 in France, there were 2100 accidents among 21,532 fishermen, which corresponds to a rate of 97 accidents per thousand workers, while the corresponding rate is 40 per thousand for on-land occupations. The ILO estimates that there are approximately 80 fatalities annually for each 100,000 sailors. These fatality rates appear stable and do not seem to be improving. This article discusses risk factors of occupational accidents in deep-sea fishing that are related to human behaviour, and in particular the psychological mechanisms that are behind often irrational risk-taking.
Descriptors (primary) safety consciousness; France; fishing; fatalities; human behaviour
Descriptors (secondary) occupational accidents; disobeying safety instructions; psychology and sociology
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Safety culture and safety consciousness