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International hazard datasheet on occupation: stevedore.

Cole R
Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Chicago, School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Division, 2014 Mar; :1-4
What is a Hazard Datasheet on Occupation? This datasheet is one of the international Datasheets on Occupations. It is intended for those professionally concerned with health and safety at work: occupational physicians and nurses, safety engineers, hygienists, education and information specialists, inspectors, employers' representatives, workers' representatives, safety officers and other competent persons. This datasheet lists, in a standard format, different hazards to which stevedore may be exposed in the course of their normal work. This datasheet is a source of information rather than advice. With the knowledge of what causes injuries and diseases, is easier to design and implement suitable measures towards prevention. Who is a stevedore A person who works in shipyards and carries or moves cargo by hand and stacks on pallets or cargo boards, in transit sheds, or ship's hold, as directed. What is dangerous about this job? 1. Unsafe work systems design. 2. Inadequate safety management. 3. Operational disturbances. 4. Deficient warning systems. 5. Worker overestimation of physical capacity. 6. Underestimation of weights of loads. 7. Lack, inadequacy, and incorrect use of manual or mechanical accessories. 8. Inadequate surfaces. 9. Continuous contact of workers with loads. 10. Irregular forms such as boxes, crates, sacks, and bundles. 11. Poor packaging at the point of origin. 12. Failure to provide or use personal protection. 13. Improvised unsafe acts. 14. Incorrect lifting. 15. Handling of materials under suspended loads. 16. Use of damaged receptor containers.
Shipyard workers; Shipyards; Workers; Work environment; Hazards; Exposure levels; Risk factors; Safety; Physiology; Physiological stress; Physiological effects; Physical stress; Work capacity; Weight factors; Loading docks; Personal protection; Personal protective equipment; Lifting capacity; Lifting; Materials handling; Materials handling equipment; Author Keywords: Longshoremen; dock worker
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International hazard datasheet on occupation: stevedore
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University of Illinois at Chicago
Page last reviewed: May 11, 2023
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division