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Safety and Health at Sea 2nd ed


ISBN13: 9781856099011
To be Published: May 2020
Publisher: Witherby Seamanship International
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £75.00



Safety and Health at Sea is a manual designed to help ships’ Masters, safety supervisors and officers to create a safe and healthy working and living environment for ships’ crews.


The safety and health of seafarers is protected by an impressive framework of conventions and legislation. The purpose of this manual is to highlight the basic principles that the framework contains and to help seafarers put them into practice. The manual is for reference, but its contents should be used selectively for advice and guidance on particular aspects of safety and health. It describes how to implement the procedures, such as risk assessment and safety inspections, that can prevent accidents. Guidance on how to maintain high levels of health and hygiene on board is provided and checklists will help seafarers focus on the hazards of particular operations on their ships. Finally, there is discussion of the human factor in accident prevention and how understanding it can be used to create a strong and resilient safety culture on board.

Safe and healthy working practices benefit everyone, from individual seafarers to the companies they work for, as well as the customers who rely on the services those companies provide.

Subjects:
Shipping, Transport and Maritime Law, Health and Safety
Contents:
Introduction
Accidents – causes and solutions
What level of improvement is possible?
1. Shipboard Safety System
2. Tools for Improving Safety
3. Health on Board
4. Safety and Health Training
5. Reviewing Safety and Health on Board
6. The Human Factor
Appendices:
The Most Relevant IMO and EU Regulations
1. The IMO MLC maritime labour convention
2. The Structure of the ISM Code
The ISM Code
3. The STCW Convention and its Relationship to the ISM Code
4. Overview of the four Main EU Council Directives for Safety and Health at Work. (These Apply to Ships Flying the Flag of EU Member States)
EU Standards for ‘Health and Safety Work in the Workplace’ (EU Commission’s Article 117a)
Index