05.04.2011

Occupational safety and health in the transport sector

The transport sector is one of the growing sectors in the European economy and
highly affected by change: a growing proportion of women, migrant and part-time
workers, rapid ageing of the workforce and many technological innovations.

Transport workers are exposed to multiple physical risks, suffer violence, and
many have unusual working times and repetitive and monotonous work. The
consequences are high accident rates, musculoskeletal disorders, stress and
fatigue. A new report reviews the OSH risks of a wide variety of transport
occupations, by analysing statistics and studies, and through selected case
examples of prevention. The report has a broad scope: it covers all transport
subsectors (rail, water, air and road) and is intended for both those working
in the sector and policymakers.


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AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work