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Document ID (ISN)110018
CIS number 09-1139
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Risikko T., Remes J., Hassi J.
Title Implementation of cold risk management in occupational safety, occupational health and quality practices. Evaluation of a development process and its effects at the Finnish maritime administration
Bibliographic information 2008, Vol.14, No.4, p.433-446. Illus. 39 ref.
Abstract Cold is a typical environmental risk factor in outdoor work in northern regions. It should be taken into account in the occupational safety, health and quality systems of enterprises. An approach was developed for improving cold risk management at the Finnish Maritime Administration. This study evaluates the results of implementing this approach three years after its introduction. Although findings showed an increased awareness about cold work, there were few concrete improvements or policy implementations. Possible reasons for these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) weather; Finland; plant safety and health organization; sea transport; cold workplaces; outdoor work
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey; role of government; programme evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Natural phenomena
Water transportation
Heat and cold