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Document ID (ISN)108220
CIS number 08-608
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jensen O.C., S°rensen J.F.L., Thomas M., Canals M.L., Nikolic N., Hu Y.
Title Working conditions in international seafaring
Bibliographic information Sep. 2006, Vol.56, No.6, p.393-397. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract The objective of this questionnaire survey was to assess the self-rated health status and the main characteristics of seafarers' working conditions. A total of 6461 seafarers in 11 countries responded. In general, the seafarers' self-rated health was good, but it declined significantly with age. Seafarers from South-East Asian countries spent longer time periods at sea, and had lower numbers of officers and older seafarers than found among seafarers from western countries. Most seafarers worked every day of the week and on average for 67-70h a week during periods of 2.5-8.5 months at sea. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) state of health; sea transport; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; hours of work; developing countries; questionnaire survey; age-linked differences; work time schedules
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceChina; Denmark; Spain; United Kingdom; Croatia
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Water transportation