|Document ID (ISN)||78388|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Hansen H.L., Nielsen D., Frydenberg M.
||Occupational accidents aboard merchant ships
||Feb. 2002, Vol.59, No.2, p.85-91. 23 ref.
||A follow up on occupational accidents among crew aboard Danish merchant ships in the period 1993-7 was carried out using data from the Danish Maritime Authority and insurance institutions. Of a total of 1993 accidents, 209 resulted in permanent disability of 5% or more, and 27 were fatal. Relative risks for notified accidents and accidents causing permanent disability of 5% or more were calculated as a function of ship type, occupation, age, time on board, change of ship since last employment period and nationality. Foreigners had a considerably lower recorded rate of accidents than Danish citizens. Age was a major risk factor for accidents causing permanent disability. Change of ship and the first period aboard a particular ship were identified as risk factors. Walking from one place to another aboard the ship caused serious accidents. The most serious accidents happened on deck. Most accidents happened while performing daily routine duties.
||occupational accidents; risk factors; sea transport; ships
||falls of persons; analysis of accident causes; Denmark; age-linked differences; accident absenteeism; fatalities; experience
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Hong Kong; Denmark|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations