Vol 71, No 4 (2020)
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Work profile of maritime pilots in Germany

Marcus Oldenburg1, Lukas Belz1, Filip Barbarewicz1, Volker Harth1, Hans-Joachim Jensen12
Pubmed: 33394492
IMH 2020;71(4):275-277.


Long and irregular shifts, unforeseeable operations and high responsibility are still prominent in the job of a pilot and pose high psycho-physical demands. Furthermore, there is a disturbed work-family balance. Working hours of pilots are highly variable and not bound by regulations due to irregularities of vessel traffic. The pilots have to work in a shifting rotation system. This paper demonstrates the stressors during their work routine and shows the usual working profile of a pilot during their service.

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