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Document ID (ISN)111750
CIS number 11-0427
ISBN(s) 978-92-9191-303-9
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Title OSH in figures: Occupational safety and health in the transport sector - An overview
Bibliographic information European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Vía 33, 48009 Bilbao, Spain, 2011. 256p. Illus. Price: EUR 15.00 Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access OSH_in_figures.pdf [in English]
Abstract The transport sector is one of the growing sectors in the European economy and highly affected by change: a growing proportion of women, migrant and part-time workers, rapid ageing of the workforce and many technological innovations. Transport workers are exposed to multiple physical risks, suffer violence, and many have unusual working times and repetitive and monotonous work. The consequences are high accident rates, musculoskeletal disorders, stress and fatigue. This report reviews the OSH risks of a wide variety of transport occupations, by analysing statistics and studies, and through selected case examples of prevention. The report has a broad scope: it covers all transport subsectors (rail, water, air and road) and is intended for both those working in the sector and policymakers.
Descriptors (primary) Europe; transport; plant safety and health organization; occupational accidents; risk factors; frequency rates
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; sex-linked differences; migrant workers; causes of accidents; economic aspects; literature survey; legal aspects; report; statistics
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceEuropean Union
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Transport industry (in general)