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Vol 56, No 1-4 (2005)
MARITIME HEALTH
Submitted: 2013-02-18
Published online: 2010-03-26
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Occupational injuries in Flemish pilots in Belgium. A questionnaire survey

Koen Meere, Jacques Van Damme, Marc Van Sprundel
International Maritime Health 2005;56(1-4):67-77.

open access

Vol 56, No 1-4 (2005)
MARITIME HEALTH
Submitted: 2013-02-18
Published online: 2010-03-26

Abstract

A questionnaire survey was conducted in Antwerp, Belgium in 2002-2004 on the factors influencing the occurance of work-related accidents and injuries in Flemish maritime pilots. 130 questionnaires were collected and analysed, and the response rate was 37,6%. The accidents reported in the questionnaire occured between 1980 and 2005, and most of them (70,7%) during the last 10 years. Various factors were taken into consideration: causes of accidents, their time and site, type of injury, human factors, transfer to ships, use of safety equipment, state of the sea, visibility, etc. The obtained results were summed up in 3 tables, and were compared with data from the literature. In this study, authors attempted to assess the importance of these various factors on the occurance of work-related accidents among pilots, and improve their prevention.

Abstract

A questionnaire survey was conducted in Antwerp, Belgium in 2002-2004 on the factors influencing the occurance of work-related accidents and injuries in Flemish maritime pilots. 130 questionnaires were collected and analysed, and the response rate was 37,6%. The accidents reported in the questionnaire occured between 1980 and 2005, and most of them (70,7%) during the last 10 years. Various factors were taken into consideration: causes of accidents, their time and site, type of injury, human factors, transfer to ships, use of safety equipment, state of the sea, visibility, etc. The obtained results were summed up in 3 tables, and were compared with data from the literature. In this study, authors attempted to assess the importance of these various factors on the occurance of work-related accidents among pilots, and improve their prevention.
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Keywords

pilot; seapilot; occupational accidents; occupational injuries

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Title

Occupational injuries in Flemish pilots in Belgium. A questionnaire survey

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 56, No 1-4 (2005)

Pages

67-77

Published online

2010-03-26

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2005;56(1-4):67-77.

Keywords

pilot
seapilot
occupational accidents
occupational injuries

Authors

Koen Meere
Jacques Van Damme
Marc Van Sprundel

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