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Document ID (ISN)107568
CIS number 08-111
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Murray M., Tilley N.
Title Promoting safety awareness in fishing communities through community arts: An action research project
Bibliographic information Nov. 2006, Vol.44, No.9, p.797-808. Illus. 26 ref.
Abstract Commercial fishing is a very dangerous industry. Traditionally safety education has focused on making fishermen aware of safety regulations and procedures. An alternative approach is to raise community awareness of safety issues and to consider both individual and collective strategies for improving safety in the industry. This article discusses of the use of drama, music and associated arts-based activities designed to promote safety awareness in three fishing communities in Newfoundland. Local residents planned and performed all of the activities. Discussions were subsequently conducted with key community leaders to clarify the process of implementing safety measures identified. The participants were very enthusiastic about the projects and keen to develop other similar activities in their communities.
Descriptors (primary) safety consciousness; safety and health training; fishing; Newfoundland
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; motivation; role playing; theatres; workers' participation; programme evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Workers' participation
Safety culture and safety consciousness
Psychological factors