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Document ID (ISN)109401
CIS number 09-350
ISSN - Serial title 1641-9251 - International Maritime Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hansen H.L., Laursen L.H., Frydberg M., Kristensen S.
Title Major differences in rates of occupational accidents between different nationalities of seafarers
Bibliographic information 2008, Vol.59, No.1-4, p.7-18. 17 ref.
Abstract Earlier studies have shown that merchant seafarers from South-East Asia had considerably lower accident rates when compared with seafarers from Western Europe. The purposes of this study were to confirm the earlier observations and to identify specific causes of excess accident rates among certain nationalities. Occupational accidents aboard Danish merchant ships during one year were identified from various sources. The incidence rate ratio (IRR) for East European seafarers was 0.88 and for South East Asians 0.38 using West European seafarers as reference. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) race-linked differences; occupational accidents; sea transport; injuries; ships
Descriptors (secondary) Denmark; frequency rates; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Water transportation