Fatal and serious injuries on board merchant cargo ships


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ÇAKIR E.

INTERNATIONAL MARITIME HEALTH, vol.70, no.2, pp.113-118, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/imh.2019.0018
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL MARITIME HEALTH
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.113-118
  • Keywords: injury severity, seafarers, merchant cargo ships, occupational risks, WORK-RELATED MORTALITY, SEAFARERS, SURVEILLANCE, DEATHS, ACCIDENTS, ILLNESS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Background: Merchant seafaring is one the most dangerous occupation over the world which hosts the physical, ergonomic, chemical, biological, psychological and social elements, which could lead to occupational accidents, injuries and diseases. Therefore, it is a field that should be studied on meticulously and frequently. The aim of this study is to investigate the frequency, circumstances, and causes of occupational accidents on board merchant cargo ships and to identify the risks factors during the daily routine works and dangerous works to be fulfilled.