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Life Conditions of Members of Vessel’s Crew of the Northern Fishing Basins, Affecting the Musculoskeletal System. Risk Factors for Occupational Traumatism

  • Open or CloseShapovalov KA* and Shapovalova PK

    State Education Agency of Additional Professional Education of Republic of Komi, Russia

    *Corresponding author:Shapovalov KA, State Education Agency of Additional Professional Education of Republic of Komi, Russia

Submission: March 13, 2019; Published: March 20, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/EIMBO.2019.02.000548

ISSN : 2578-031X
Volume2 Issue5


The fishing fleet is the basis for the economic and social development of the mining regions. The life conditions of members of vessel’s crew of the Northern fishing basins affecting the musculoskeletal system are discussed. The main and additional risk factors of occupational traumatism are identified. The urgency of accident prevention on fishing vessels as a task of modern medical science, including marine medicine, is substantiated. Among the promising organizational and medical areas for reducing injuries to fishermen are the following:

a) Elimination of the impact of specific conditions of production activity of fishermen working on long voyages in northern latitudes - cold and moisture, due to the creation of more comfortable working conditions and rest between watches.

b) Reducing the effects of vibration and noise on the body of members of vessel’s crew in the development of modern design solutions for the construction of new fishing vessels.

c) A qualitative change in the organizational and medical approach to reducing the labor intensity of specialists on fishing vessels.

d) Development of relevant medical and psychological programs to influence additional risk factors for traumatism of members of vessel’s crew aimed at reducing and (or) eliminating family and household problems, low physical activity, bad habits, low medical literacy and low medical (preventive) activity of fishermen.

Keywords: Fishing fleet; Members of vessel’s crew; Traumatism; Conditions of production; Risk factors

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