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Document ID (ISN)23628
CIS number 75-1501
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Title All India seminar on dock safety, Bombay, 25th and 26th November, 1974.
Bibliographic information Indian National Shipowners' Association and Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes, Bombay, India, Nov. 1974. 23p.
Abstract The accident statistics for all ports in India from 1968 to 1974 reproduced in this pamphlet indicate that about 75% of accidents are due to 4 factors: handling of cargo, falling objects, handling of articles other than cargo, and stepping on or striking against objects; over this period, the accident rate in Indian ports was reduced by almost 60%. Of the 16 papers read at the seminar, 13 abstracts (mostly quite exhaustive) of those on the following subjects are given: adequacy of port facilities for modern cargo handling; multipurpose carriers; training; employer-employee relationships; the government's role in accident prevention; incentives and dock safety; work in confined spaces and tank cleaning; modernisation of port facilities in India; safety in dry docks; chipping and painting operations; cargo handling appliances.
Descriptors (primary) India; occupational accidents; statistics; dock work; occupational safety and health
Descriptors (secondary) materials handling; safety incentives; payment by results; labour-management relations; work in confined spaces; safety training in industry; harbours; role of government; causes of accidents; conference; shipyards
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Water transportation