'Fatigued for safety? Supply chain occupational health and safety initiatives in shipping

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    Abstract

    This article investigates impacts of supply chain occupational health and safety initiatives, utilizing the case of Oil Majors’ involvement in inspecting/regulating shipboard health and safety. It reveals that while supply chain pressure has made a contribution in improving ship safety, seafarers are denied participation in the management of occupational health and safety. Instead, Oil Majors effectively pass their pressure through ship managers down to seafarers and force them to silently comply. Among the consequences are work intensification and fatigue leading to a skewed impact on seafarers’ health and safety. This article suggests that supply chain pressure cannot be an adequate substitute for what an organized workforce can achieve through effective participation in the management of workplace health and safety.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)383-399
    JournalEconomic and Industrial Democracy
    Volume34
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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