Arkiv | 2014

Work-related disorders on the increase

Every fourth person reports some form of disorder linked to work, which is an increase compared with 2012. This is shown in a study of 16,000 employees carried out on behalf of the Work Environment Authority. Stress, conflicts and other psychological problems are most common, and this is also the category that is increasing most, […]

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Poor work environment – earlier pension

Both the physical and the psycho-social work environment affects people’s decision to retire before the age of 65. A new compilation of information ordered by the Work Environment Authority indicates the above. Factors that increase the risk of people leaving their working life early include stress, lack of social support, high noise levels and monotonous […]

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Noise worst for people already injured

Those already suffering from hearing impairment are more sensitive to noise than their colleagues with normal hearing. This is shown in a thesis from Linköping University. People with hearing problems suffer more from tiredness in a noisy environment, they find it more difficult to make decisions and interact socially. In Sweden there are 800,000 persons […]

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Cardiovascular specialist: Training sustains people

Exercise is not only good for fitness. It also counteracts a whole range of diseases, increases stress resistance and reduces the risk of conflicts. Professor and cardiovascular-sports doctor Mats Börjesson said this during a speech at the SAN conference. Exercise is not only useful, it is necessary. At least for those who want to live […]

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From protective equipment to psycho-social issues

It is no longer demands for work gloves or a shortage of safety goggles that Martin Hulterström, chief safety officer on M/S Nordlink, has to contend with. Instead it is cases of dissatisfaction and poor cooperation that have become more common. Martin Hulterström realized at a very early stage that a good work environment is […]

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Additional measures to reduce the number of accidents

Formal safety work is naturally important too; laws, rules and regulations must be complied with, there must be a management system with policies, procedures, follow-up, feedback, audits, certification and standards. This is not always sufficient though, and informal safety work carried out by committed individuals, work in safety organisations and trade unions, discussions and safety […]

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International expert group

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) appointed a group of experts very soon after the accident. The group drafted a proposal for security improvements to ro-ro passenger ships as well as other passenger ships. The expert group’s proposal was presented to the committee on safe seas, which continued the work and prepared a SOLAS Conference. At […]

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HOW SAFE IS THE WORK ENVIRONMENT ON BOARD?

During the last 20 years, the number of occupational accidents and occupational diseases reported in merchant shipping has remained relatively stable: approximately two reports per 100 active seafarers per year. These figures include only those occupational accidents and occupational diseases that resulted in time off sick or death. In recent years, the most common occupational […]

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