|Document ID (ISN)||107069|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
|Convention or series no.
||O'Connor P.J., O'Connor N.
||Work-related maritime fatalities
||July 2006, Vol.38, No.4, p.737-741. Illus. 19 ref.
||During the period 1992-1998 there were 74 fatalities among seafarers in Australia, including 46 commercial fishermen, 12 seamen involved in the transport of cargo and 16 miscellaneous workers. The main contributing factors were hazardous weather conditions, errors of judgment, unsafe practices and failure to wear personal flotation devices (PFDs) in circumstances where they would have saved life. Attention should be focused on reducing alcohol use and increasing PFD availability and usage.
||Australia; sea transport; fishing; fatalities; risk factors
||safety consciousness; responsibilities of employers; statistical trends; alcoholism; work during bad weather; disobeying safety instructions; lifejackets; unsafe acts; supply of personal protective equipment; causes of accidents; human behaviour
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Alcohol and drug abuse