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Document ID (ISN)110847
CIS number 10-0329
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hňvold J.I.
Title Safety culture aboard fishing vessels
Bibliographic information Oct. 2010, Vol.48, No.8, p.1054-1061. Illus. 58 ref.
Abstract Safety at sea is a serious issue for the commercial fishing industry. Injury and fatality rates are between 25 and 40 times the national average in many European countries, Australia and the United States. A 50-item safety culture questionnaire was developed, using items from published research combined with some original items. The questionnaire was distributed to Norwegian fishermen; 209 questionnaires were returned (response rate 40%). Principal Component Analysis (PCA) revealed nine factors, all with a Cronbach's Alpha higher than 0.68. The factors were tested using ANOVA, t-tests, correlations and regression analysis. The findings indicate significant differences between age groups, vessel types, occupations and whether or not a close family member is a fisherman. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) safety consciousness; human behaviour; fishing; occupational accidents
Descriptors (secondary) Norway; human factors; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation; age-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Fishing
Statistical methods