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Safety Management in Norwegian Fish Farming: Current Status, Challenges and Further Improvements

Safety Management in Norwegian Fish Farming: Current Status, Challenges and Further Improvements

Category
Academic article
Abstract
Background

Safety management is required to ensure health and safety of personnel in Norwegian fish farming. However, few studies have addressed the status and practical relevance of this risk-reducing measure.



Methods


This article provides new knowledge through interviews with 35 employees at different company levels, addressing perceptions of various safety management activities according to managers and operational personnel.


Results

The interviews show that managers and operational personnel at fish farms agree that the quantity of measures aimed to improve safety has increased in recent years. However, some activities are perceived to have higher practical relevance than others. In general, measures that fit well with the practical reality are well received by the employees at the fish farms.

Conclusion
Suggested improvements include involving operational personnel in the design of procedures, considering all risk dimensions that may affect occupational health and safety, and challenging the value of specific safety activities based on a detailed knowledge of the distinctive characteristics of work practice in fish farming.
Client
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 254899
Language
English
Author(s)
Affiliation
  • SINTEF Ocean / Sjømatteknologi
  • NTNU Social Research
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Year
2020
Published in
SH@W Safety and Health at Work
ISSN
2093-7911