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Document ID (ISN)109405
CIS number 09-463
ISSN - Serial title 1641-9251 - International Maritime Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Allen P., Wadsworth E., Smith A.
Title Seafarers' fatigue: A review of the recent literature
Bibliographic information 2008, Vol.59, No.1-4, p.81-92. 37 ref.
Abstract Fatigue has been noticeably under-researched in the maritime domain compared to other transport sectors. In a review of the literature 11 databases were searched in order to assess recent developments in the field and distil those issues of greatest concern and challenge to the seafaring community. Whilst diversity in the seafaring population has the potential to make global fatigue estimates meaningless, evidence of misrecorded working hours shows how commercial pressures are universally shared.
Descriptors (primary) fatigue; risk factors; sea transport; ships
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; occupational accidents; work time schedules; state of health; hours of work; shift work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Water transportation