Fatigue Affecting Work Performance In The Shipping Industry

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M.I.R. Suhrab , Mohammad Abdullah Abu Sayed


The maritime industry is widely regarded as "physically demanding jobs in one of the most dangerous work environments." Occupational fatigue has been associated with poor work performance, accidents, injuries, ill-health, sick leave, and disability in the general working population. The objectives of the research study were to measure the fatigue level and the work performance of seafarers, identify the risk factor of fatigue and work performance that happened to the seafarer, and observe the relationship between fatigue and work performance among seafarers. This research took a methodological approach that combined several methodologies to investigate fatigue risk factors, collect data, and examine seafarer exhaustion. The relevant materials were studied in advance, including papers from current journals, books, and others. The descriptive survey method was used in this investigation. The hypothesis about the relationship between fatigue level and seafarers' work performance was measured. The high-risk factors for both the level of fatigue and work performance were identified by data collection. Some methods observed and assured the relationship between the level of fatigue and work performance. Finally, an efficient method to define the role of fatigue in marine casualties was used to analyze all the major components of the fatigue issue and its impact on seafarer performance at work. As a result, a comprehensive understanding of fatigue is achieved, concluding that fatigue is a complex issue that poses a potential hazard in the shipping industry.

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