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Published online: 2012-09-03
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Why do Filipinos have fewer reported work accidents than other nationals? Findings from literature

Sisse Grøn, Fabienne Knudsen
International Maritime Health 2012;63(2):96-101.

open access

Vol 63, No 2 (2012)
MARITIME MEDICINE Original article
Submitted: 2013-02-18
Published online: 2012-09-03

Abstract

According to statistics, Filipinos working on Danish ships experience fewer work accidents than their colleagues. In an ongoing project, we are trying to find out what lies behind the figures. The first step of the project is a review of recent studies on the relationship between nationality and safety. The reviewed studies confirm that there is no reason to believe that employees’ ethnic or national background determines their safety practice, all things being equal, mainly because things are never equal. If we are to believe the reviewed studies, it is not the minority or migrant status, as such, which makes employees vulnerable, but more likely convergent factors.

Abstract

According to statistics, Filipinos working on Danish ships experience fewer work accidents than their colleagues. In an ongoing project, we are trying to find out what lies behind the figures. The first step of the project is a review of recent studies on the relationship between nationality and safety. The reviewed studies confirm that there is no reason to believe that employees’ ethnic or national background determines their safety practice, all things being equal, mainly because things are never equal. If we are to believe the reviewed studies, it is not the minority or migrant status, as such, which makes employees vulnerable, but more likely convergent factors.

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Keywords

maritime medicine; safety of seamen; multicultural workplaces

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Title

Why do Filipinos have fewer reported work accidents than other nationals? Findings from literature

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 63, No 2 (2012)

Article type

Original article

Pages

96-101

Published online

2012-09-03

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2012;63(2):96-101.

Keywords

maritime medicine
safety of seamen
multicultural workplaces

Authors

Sisse Grøn
Fabienne Knudsen

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