Occupational Hazards in Modern Bulk Carrier Vessel and How to Mitigate the Hazards
Keywords:Occupational hazards, seafarers, challenges of seafaring profession
Occupational hazards are integral hazards which remains present on the vessel with typical work requirements on vessel. Author’s approach is to disclose how these hazards are linked with specific nature of work and the methodology to assess these risks in advance for taking of accident preventive measures. Past case studies clearly shows that many accidents, fatal injuries, major or minor injuries happens mostly due to human error and secondly by the machinery or equipment failures. Seafarers are exposed to high diversity of occupational hazards (Marcus Oldenburg, 2010, journal of occupation health: occupational challenges and risk in seafaring profession).
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