Dockworkers' health and safety: A cross-sectional study of self-perceived safety and psychosocial work environment amongst Danish dockworker

Nanna Overgaard Nielsen, Sasha Revelius Gaj Nielsen

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BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine the characteristics and association between self-perceivedsafety and psychosocial work environment amongst dockworkers in Denmark. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among dockworkers in three harbours inDenmark, using a triangulation strategy approach, with a questionnaire survey and telephone interviews.Both collection methods included questions on workplace safety, accidents, work environment, colleaguesand management. The majority felt confident about the safety at the work place (88.8%) and agreed thatgood collaboration and teamwork among colleagues (95.4%) was the reason they felt safe. The majoritywere very satisfied with their job (76.1%). Moreover, the majority stated that they were thriving well in thechangeable working hours (85.1%) and did not find it stressful to be a part-time worker with no guaranteeof work (80.2%). 46.1% had never felt stressed, and only 7.9% had felt stressed often the last 2 weeks.The main source of feeling stressed was the combination of work and personal life (39.3%). The studypopulation was 88 and the response rate of the questionnaire was 41%. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Due to the small study population and the distribution of answers, it was notpossible to measure an association between self-perceived safety and psychosocial work environment;however, it was found that dockworkers were greatly satisfied with the working conditions, primarily becauseof good colleagues, flexible working hours and a satisfying pay cheque.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Maritime Health
Vol/bind70
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)171-179
ISSN1641-9251
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2019
Udgivet eksterntJa

Fingeraftryk

Cross-Sectional Studies
Safety
Health
Workplace
Denmark
Accidents
Interviews
Surveys and Questionnaires

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