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Document ID (ISN)26650
CIS number 77-542
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Granati A., Melino C.
Title Medico-social aspects of maritime work
Original title Aspetti medico-sociali del lavoro marittimo [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Istituto italiano di medicina sociale, Roma, Italy, 1976. 136p. Illus. 128 ref. Price: L.3,000.
Abstract After a general introduction and statistics on ships and seafarers in Italy, this book deals, in Part 1, with: the seaman's workpost; the natural environment; environment on board ship; work on board; the ship as the seaman's home; psychological aspects; hazards of the sea (physical and chemical agents, various dusts, environmental hazards, biological agents, accident risks); repercussions on health. Part 2 is concerned with prevention: technical aspects, organisation, personal protective equipment; specific protection measures against diseases of individual organ systems; compression sickness; occupational diseases due to toxic agents, noise, vibration, heat and radiation; accident prevention; international standards; prevention of specific types of accident (fire and explosions, collisions, shipwreck, drowning; first aid, rescue, survival).
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; ships; social aspects; occupational medicine; sea transport
Descriptors (secondary) harmful physical agents; ILO; noise; vibration; decompression sickness; medical supervision; occupational psychology; first aid; personal protective equipment; health hazards; harmful substances
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Water transportation