Regular and heavy lifting over long periods leads to overloading of the back and joints. Bending or lifting above ones weight also gives extra loads.
Health & Safety sheet: Fysieke belasting bij havenarbeid
Health & Safety sheet: Arbeidsrisico's bij de behandeling van containers
According to the Health & Safety inspection, residual gases are present in an increasing number of containers. These containers are fumigated in the country of departure in order to combat vermin in the load. In some cases residual gases form in the load itself.
Health & Safety sheet: Project gegaste containers
When working in cold environments such as cold stores or freezer cells there is a danger of hypothermia via the respiratory system. This leads to decreased performance resulting in more frequent and longer rest times in a warm environment.
See Arboblad AI 20, Working under cold conditions.