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Document ID (ISN)107564
CIS number 08-110
ISSN - Serial title 1641-9251 - International Maritime Health
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wagner B.
Title Labour standards, safety and health, and risk assessment in the fishing sector
Bibliographic information 2006, Vol.57, No.1/4, p.114-126.
Abstract This article gives an overview of the ILO's standards concerning occupational safety and health, of the specific standards concerning work on board fishing vessels and of the work to develop a new Convention and Recommendation on Work in the Fishing Sector. It includes proposed requirements and guidance concerning risk assessment. Examples are provided of how risk assessment has been used in ILO instruments, in European Union Directives concerning the fishing sector and in national laws, regulations and practice in this sector. The objective of this article is to stimulate debate on how risk assessment on fishing vessels could be promoted worldwide, taking into account differing levels of development and the considerable diversity of fishing.
Descriptors (primary) ILO; fishing; hazard evaluation; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) European Union; role of government; comment on standard; comment on directive; international agreements
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Fishing
Risk evaluation