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A day in a life at sea

The ILO marks a year since the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 entered into force worldwide on August 20, 2013. The MLC, 2006 provides comprehensive protection at work for seafarers. ILO TV travelled on board a container vessel to hear first-hand from seafarers what it's like to spend months at sea and what impact the convention has on their work.

Type: other Author: ILO Publication year: 2014 Publisher: ILO

A systematic methodology to assess the impact of human factors in ship design

Evaluating ship layout for human factors (HF) issues using simulation software such as maritimeEXODUS can be a long and complex process. The analysis requires the identification of relevant evaluation scenarios; encompassing evacuation and normal operations; the development of appropriate measures which can be used to gauge the performance of crew and vessel and finally; the interpretation of considerable simulation data. Currently, the only agreed guidelines for evaluating HFs performance of ship design relate to evacuation and so conclusions drawn concerning the overall suitability of a ship design by one naval architect can be quite different from those of another.

Type: Conference paper Author: S.J. Deere, E.R. Galea , P.J. Lawrence Publication year: 2008 Publisher:

ABS Guidance Notes on the Application of Ergonomics to Marine Systems

Guidance document on ergonomic principles and criteria within the context of engineering design processes that allow for improved safety, productivity, and efficiency. Maintenance principles are given throughout the document, with particular focus in Section 10.

Type: Rules and standards Author: ABS Publication year: 2014 Publisher: American Bureau of Shipping

ABS Guide for Ergonomic Notations

This Guide provides requirements for ABS ergonomic notations in the following areas: • Ergonomic Topsides Design (ERGO TOP) notation is directed at assessing the human and topsides structure fit and compatibility, including external ramps, ladders, platforms, and other topsides structures (weather deck area) associated with crew mobility and task performance. • Ergonomic Enclosed Space Design (ERGO ES) notation is directed at assessing the human and compatibility of areas inside the skin of the vessel below the main deck (whether of a ship or offshore structure). These include interior ramps, passageways, ramps hatches and scuttles, and other below-decks structures associated with crew mobility and task performance. • Ergonomic Valves Design (ERGO VALVE) notation is directed at assessing the access, orientation, and use of operating and maintenance valves with regard to accessibility and ease of identification and use. • Ergonomic Maintenance Design (ERGO MAINT) notation is directed at assessing the access and use of maintenance locations (spaces, platforms, access aids) with regard to maintenance safety and ease of accessibility.

Type: Rules and standards Author: ABS Publication year: 2013 Publisher: ABS

ABS Guide for Passenger Comfort on ships

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has produced this Guide for Passenger Comfort on Ships in order to provide a single source for comfort criteria suitable for passenger ships. ABS has established objective assessment criteria and measurement methodologies for comfort based on current research and standards relating to human psychological and physiological responses.

Type: Rules and standards Author: American Bureau of Shipping Publication year: September 2014 (updated Jan 2015) Publisher: American Bureau of Shipping

Accident prevention on board ship at sea and in port

The objective of this code is to provide practical guidance on safety and health in shipboard work with a view to: (a) preventing accidents, diseases and other harmful effects on the health of seafarers arising from employment on board ship at sea and in port; (b) ensuring that the responsibility for safety and health is understood and remains a priority for all concerned with maritime transport, including governments, shipowners and seafarers; and (c) promoting consultation and cooperation among governments, as well as shipowners' and seafarers' organizations in the improvement of safety and health on board ship.

Type: Rules and standards Author: International Labour Office (ILO) Publication year: 1996 Publisher: ILO

Accident Prevention Regulations for Shipping Enterprises

The implementing regulations (DA) published for this regulation for the prevention of accidents primarily state how the standardized protection goals in regulations for preventing accidents can be achieved. Beyond that, the implementing regulations contain additional explanations for accident prevention regulations.

Type: Rules and standards Author: BG Verkehr Publication year: 2011 Publisher: BG Verkehr

Accidents (17) - Alert! Maritime Education & Training (Video)

Issue 17 contains: One hand for the ship ... and one for yourself; Best design and safety solutions to prevent occupational accidents onboard ship; Research on why people with risk awareness get hurt onboard; Tips to avoid occupational accident onboard; Fatal Accident aboard a bulk carrier

Type: other Author: The Nautical Institute Publication year: 2012 Publisher: The Nautical Institute

Age and BMI interact to determine work ability in seafarers

Work ability in this group of seafarers was found to be high and the work was shown to be moderately demanding, on average. Although work ability declined with age and with BMI independently, the best predictor of work ability was the interaction between BMI and age, with increased BMI having a deleterious effect on work ability in older employees doing moderately demanding work

Type: Conference paper Author: R. S. Bridger and A. I. Bennett Publication year: 2011 Publisher: Occupational Medicine

Alert! An ergonomic nightmare

Type: other Author: The International Maritime Human Element Bulletin Publication year: Issue No. 3 April 2004 Publisher: