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Document ID (ISN)67477
CIS number 96-1717
ISBN(s) 87-7534-524-2
Year 1995
Convention or series no. Branchebillede 7
Title Transport industry
Original title Transportområdet [in Danish]
Bibliographic information Arbejdstilsynet, At-Salg, Landskronagade 33, 2100 København Ø, Denmark, 1995. 88p. Price: DKK 100.00 + tax.
Abstract A systematic summary of publications and documentation regarding working environment factors and the state of workers' health in the Danish transport industry. The industry is characterized by all kinds of transport, work in storage areas and warehouses and some types of administrative work. The problems of drivers in other industries is also dealt with. The main working environment problems in the transport industry, and for drivers in all industries are: accidents, strain injuries and noise. The incidence of reported accidents in the transport industry is 25 accidents per 1000 employees, which is higher than the average for all industries. Drivers, but not the transport industry, report more serious accidents than the average for all industries. Lifting heavy things and strained work postures are common in the transport industry and for all drivers. The incidence of reported strain injuries in the transport industry is higher than the average of all industries. The incidence of hearing damage is also higher than the average. Noise is common in drivers' work, in loading and unloading, on railways and especially at airports. Other problems are whole-body vibration and psychological effects. There are more reports in the transport industry than the average of all industries of low influence on work and little possibility of cooperation and social support. Both tendencies are even more common among drivers in all industries.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; occupational safety; transport industry; drivers; conditions of work; Denmark
Descriptors (secondary) occupational accidents; whole-body vibration; noise; manual lifting; cooperation; storage; statistics; strain injuries; psychological effects; hearing disorders
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Transport industry (in general)