|Document ID (ISN)||110749|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0925-7535 - Safety Science
|Convention or series no.
||Kucera K.L., McDonald M. A.
||Occupational stressors identified by small-scale, independent commercial crab pot fishermen
||June 2010, Vol.48, No.5, p.672-679. Illus. 25 ref.
||This study aimed at identifying jobs and/or tasks of concern for fishermen in order to guide and inform current ergonomic interventions. Surveys were administrated to two groups of commercial crab fishermen in the south-eastern United States: a cohort contacted by telephone and fishermen recruited at 11 local fish houses. Fishermen were asked to rate physical stress of selected work tasks and conditions. They were also asked open-ended questions about other work-issues of concern. Fishermen who completed the survey were predominantly male, white and over 40 years of age. The five most physically strenuous tasks and conditions as rated by fishermen were pulling pots by hand, rough weather or rough water, unloading without mechanical assistance and long work days. These and other findings are discussed.
||conditions of work; physical workload; fishing; stress factors
||USA; ergonomics; subjective assessment; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations