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Document ID (ISN)110839
CIS number 10-0324
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fabiano B., Curr˛ F., Reverberi A.P., Pastorino R.
Title Port safety and the container revolution: A statistical study on human factor and occupational accidents over the long period
Bibliographic information Oct. 2010, Vol.48, No.8, p.980-990. Illus. 25 ref.
Abstract This article investigates the relationship between work organization, job experience, productivity and occupational accidents, from the starting of the container expansion to the present time, considering port of Genoa, Italy, one of the largest of the Mediterranean Sea. In order to minimize possible reporting biases, such as underreporting or reclassification to a lower level of severity, injury statistics are elaborated starting from data collected directly on-site, from internal accident or medical-aid reports. An in-depth statistical analysis on occupational injuries in the years 1980-2006 was carried out, with reference to frequency indexes, mechanisms of injury and material causes. An increase of the frequency index (injuries per hundred thousand hours worked) from 13.0 to 29.7 was observed. Consideration of these and other findings may enable managerial solutions and workplace organization interventions for the prevention of injuries and safety performance improvement in port activities.
Descriptors (primary) transport containers; harbours; work efficiency; work organization; human factors; occupational accidents
Descriptors (secondary) Italy; experience; statistical evaluation; age-linked differences; risk factors; frequency rates; severity rates
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Water transportation
Statistical methods