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Underlying Causes of and Potential Measures to Reduce Long-term Sick Leave Among Employees in the Service Department on Board Swedish Passenger Vessels
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy. (Sjöfartsvetenskap)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5356-5126
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy. (Sjöfartsvetenskap)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2942-1584
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy. (Sjöfartsvetenskap)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2856-0475
2017 (English)In: Safety of Sea Transportation: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation (TransNav 2017), June 21-23, 2017, Gdynia, Poland / [ed] Adam Weintrit and Tomasz Neumann, Leiden: CRC Press, 2017, 287-293 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents findings from a workshop focused on the physical, social and organizational work environment in the service department on board Swedish passenger vessels. Twentyseven maritime professionals participated to provide input to potential causes and measures for long-term sick leave. During the workshop, an affinity diagram was created to systematically order the input of the respondents. The results show a wide range of causes and potential measures across multiple organizational levels. Unclear leadership, ambiguous or high demands with limited decision latitude, as well as aspects of work organization, i.e. manning, pressure for effectiveness, and extensive working hours were identified as important contributors to long-term sick leave. Although the findings are based on a workshop with Swedish maritime professionals, the results may be transferable to the international maritime sector to gain a deeper understanding of how to create, organize and promote a safe and efficient work environment.

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Leiden: CRC Press, 2017. 287-293 p.
Keyword [en]
long-term sick absences, work environment design, affinity diagram, participatory design
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Shipping, Maritime Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-67138DOI: 10.1201/9781315099088-50ISBN: 978-1-138-29768-5 (print)ISBN: 978-1-351-58204-9 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-67138DiVA: diva2:1129172
Conference
12th International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation (TransNav 2017), June 21-23, 2017, Gdynia, Poland
Funder
The Swedish Mercantile Marine Foundation
Available from: 2017-08-01 Created: 2017-08-01 Last updated: 2017-09-15Bibliographically approved

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