The transport sector is a growing sector of the European economy and is highly affected by change: the growing proportion of women, migrant and part-time workers, the rapid ageing of the workforce and many technological innovations. Transport workers are exposed to multiple physical risks and violence, and many have unusual working times and carry out repetitive and monotonous work. The consequences are high accident rates, and high rates of musculoskeletal disorders, stress and fatigue. This report reviews the occupational safety and health (OSH) risks of a wide variety of transport occupations, by analysing statistics and studies, and selected examples of prevention. The report has a broad scope: it covers all transport subsectors (rail, water, air and road) and is intended for both those working in the transport sector and policy-makers.
Chemicals that you can come in contact with in transportation sector (loading, unloading, weighing and washing containers and vehicles; when preparing the vehicles for duty or on maintenance tasks, such as repair or deicing of planes etc). For an example - asbestos, bromomethane, phosphine, diesel exhaust fumes, pesticides etc.