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Document ID (ISN)111531
CIS number 11-0189
ISSN - Serial title 1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rachiotis G., Mouchtouri V.A., Schlaich C., Riemer T., Martinez C.V., Nichols G., Bartlett C.L., Kremastinou J., Hadjichristodoulou C.
Title Occupational health legislation and practices related to seafarers on passenger ships focused on communicable diseases: Results from a European cross-sectional study (EU SHIPSAN PROJECT)
Bibliographic information 2010, No.5:1, 7p. 19 ref.
Internet access Occupational_health_legislation.pdf [in English]
Abstract The aim of this study is to draw information and identify possible gaps on occupational health practices related to seafarers sailing on ships within the European Union Member States (EU MS) with focus on communicable diseases. A structured questionnaire was sent to competent authorities from 21 EU MS. The questionnaire included questions on occupational health policies, medical certification of seafarers, communicable diseases reporting and relevant legislation. Findings reveal a wide heterogeneity regarding occupational health of maritime employees in EU MS. This work provides some evidence that further work at international and European level could be considered, in order to explore the potential for harmonized initiatives regarding occupational health of seafarers.
Descriptors (primary) European Union; ships; contagion; infectious diseases; sea transport
Descriptors (secondary) tuberculosis; comparative study; questionnaire survey; vaccination; legislation; role of government
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Framework legislation
Water transportation
Biological hazards