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Document ID (ISN)108851
CIS number 08-1470
ISSN - Serial title 1886-6123 - Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ruiz Ruiz L., Ledesma de Miguel J.
Title Evaluation of musculoskeletal disorders during the unloading of fishing vessels
Original title Evaluación de los trastornos musculoesqueléticos en la tarea de descarga de capturas en los buques de pesca [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information July 2008, No.48, p.8-17. Illus. 6 ref.
Abstract Musculoskeletal disorders are among the most frequent health hazards faced by fishermen carrying out routine tasks on board fishing vessels. Furthermore, it is necessary to understand that fishing is a traditional sector in which it is difficult to impose ergonomic improvements or changes in working methods. Such changes are generally not implemented if they require more time for the same task. This study analyses the movements made by fishermen of two Spanish fishing vessels during unloading tasks using the evaluation method of the INSHT and that of the NIOSH. Findings are discussed and recommendations for improvement are proposed.
Descriptors (primary) Spain; musculoskeletal diseases; ergonomics; fishing; loading and unloading; risk factors; trawlers
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; work posture; manual handling; disobeying safety instructions; ergonomic evaluation; safe working methods; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system