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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(3), 229; doi:10.3390/ijerph14030229

Occupational Safety and Health Conditions Aboard Small- and Medium-Size Fishing Vessels: Differences among Age Groups

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Department of Industrial Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 80204, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Occupational Health & Air Pollution, High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University, 165 El-Horrya Avenue, Alexandria, Egypt
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Academic Editor: Alesia Ferguson
Received: 18 October 2016 / Revised: 12 February 2017 / Accepted: 21 February 2017 / Published: 24 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Global Health)
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Abstract

Although marine fishing is one of the most hazardous occupations, research on the occupational safety and health (OSH) conditions aboard marine fishing vessels is scarce. For instance, little is known about the working conditions of vulnerable groups such as young and aging fishermen. The objective of the current paper is to study the OSH conditions of young and aging fishermen compared to middle-aged fishermen in the small- and medium-size (SM) marine fishing sector. A cross-sectional study was designed, and 686 fishermen working aboard SM fishing vessels were interviewed to collect information about their safety and health. The associations of physical and psychosocial work conditions with safety and health outcomes, e.g., injuries, illnesses and job satisfaction, are presented. The results of the current study can be utilized in the design of effective accident prevention and OSH training programs for the three age groups and in the regulation of working conditions aboard fishing vessels. View Full-Text
Keywords: occupational safety and health; marine fishing; fishing vessels; young and aging fishermen; working conditions; occupational injuries; occupational illnesses; psychosocial conditions occupational safety and health; marine fishing; fishing vessels; young and aging fishermen; working conditions; occupational injuries; occupational illnesses; psychosocial conditions
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Zytoon, M.A.; Basahel, A.M. Occupational Safety and Health Conditions Aboard Small- and Medium-Size Fishing Vessels: Differences among Age Groups. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 229.

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