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First container port health and safety study

An international study of health and safety in global network terminals was conducted by Cardiff University and commissioned by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation). It examined six global network terminal ports finding that such sites remain a high-risk environment, despite recent improvements in health and safety management systems in the port industry.

Key recommendations are: strengthen current OHS systems which are largely behaviour-based (top-down, rule-based) with worker participation systems which can address the underlying causes of OHS problems; ensure that OHS provisions are equal for sub-contracted workers; and pay more attention to health issues, such as musculoskeletal disorders and fatigue.

Read more at itfglobal.org.

 

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