Occupational Epidemiology/Dock Workers´ Health and Safety Surveillance and Intervention Program - enter

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ONGOING DEVELOPMENT

1. Classification of job tasks and work areas[edit]

2. Agenda and minutes from meetings [edit]

3. Master of Public Health, Thesis SDU, Esbjerg[edit]

4. Draft long term project in three phases[edit]

1. Diagnostic phase[edit]

  1. The target populations are: dock workers, the managers, safety councils, administrative staff, authorities, etc working in the docs.
  2. Determine the workers`health complaints (ergonomic ..), exposure to specific risk factors and the safety climate
  3. Workers with health complaints can be offered medical examinations via the local occupational medical clinics
  4. Demographic informations on person, age, gender, nationality etc and types of harbor, cargo/ship types, work areas in the harbor, job-position, working hours etc (for summing up results from different harbors)
  5. Standardised, questionnaires completed in training centers and else administrated by mail to be answered on smart phones
  6. Frequency- and regression analysis of the relationship of the risk variables and the health complaints
  7. Determine the level of knowledge and training needs on safety and health for dock workers, leaders and administrators
  8. Search and collect validated effective training courses that might be adapted for dock workers, administrators and leaders
  9. Comprehensive electronic reporting system for accidents, injuries and near miss should be in place
  10. Mapping of the ports working areas and job-types to be used in the reporting system in the intervention and evaluation
  11. Objective hazardous exposures measurements (noise, dust etc) be included the reporting system like : [1]
  12. Literature review studies on exposure risk, health complaints, occupational diseases, non-fatal injury incidence rates (criteria of inclusion)
  13. Cumulated incidence rates fatal injuries (sum #fatailities in 10 years / number of employees,annual work hours) for each harbor
  14. Criteria for injury and near-miss incidents for reporting (e.g. 1 day off duty or other criteria - to optain un-biased comparable incidence rates)
  15. Study the size of under-reporting
  16. Study the compensation practice in case of permanent incapacity
DRAFT Dock workers´surveillance and health and safety program

2. Intervention phase[edit]

  1. Training packets for different segments of the ports to be developed, especially for the youngest
  2. Workers, managers, office workers, administrative staff, authorities, are offered training programs in collaboration with the unions, safety councils, the OM clinics, the authorities etc.
  3. Implementation of training and measurement of changes in knowledge and practice
  4. Reports, articles,

3. Evaluation phase[edit]

  1. Before and after measurements of health complaints, knowledge on safety and health and skills to help others
  2. Frequency- and regression analysis of the relationship of the risk variables and the health complaints
  3. The analysed data should be available as learning materials in the courses
  4. The surveys on self-rated health indicators can be validated by comparing with results of clinical health examinations.
  5. ... to be further developed

Dissemination of information[edit]

  1. The results from the surveillance and intervention program to be published in the industrial branch and workers´ news

Proyecto Regional[edit]

Literature [edit]

  1. Lucas D, Loddé B, Pougnet RP, Dewitte J-D, Jegaden D. Evaluation of the sensitisation to grains and its pulmonary impact in employees of the port of Brest silos. Int Marit Health. 2013;64(1):18–23.