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Document ID (ISN)106373
CIS number 07-335
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jensen O.C., Stage S., Noer P.
Title Injury and time studies of working processes in fishing
Bibliographic information Apr. 2006, Vol.44, No.4, p.349-358. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract The purpose of this study was to relate the length of the working time to the number of injuries for specific work processes in fishing in Denmark. Time measurements were performed during participation in fishing trips with four different kinds of vessels. The risk index for each work process was calculated by dividing the number of injuries within a five-year period by the total minutes used for each working process. The highest risk index values were found for embarking and disembarking the vessel, which however only take minimum time for the fishermen. High index values were also found for other work processes, especially working with the gear and nets. This approach can be used as a supplemental tool for injury prevention to highlight work processes that need high attention for prevention. The method can also be applied to other industries.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; Denmark; fishing; hours of work; risk factors; trawlers
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; description of technique; causes of accidents; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Fishing
Hours of work