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The present CSS Guidelines give clear and easily understandable guidance related to applying the basic ergonomics principles in design for noise/lighting/vibration/ventilation, and access arrangements. Chapter 1 contains objectives of the present Guidelines as well as related definitions and terminology, including the abbreviations. Chapter 2 explains people should always treat the human element as the key aspect and how exactly the regulations governing the shipping industry are nowadays putting the increasing emphasis on the matters relating to the human element. In the third chapter of this paper the authors made a good attempt trying to present a brief though comprehensive explanation of why the human element is used for the recommendation criteria - lighting and ventilation, noise and vibration, various access arrangements - and present detailed recommendations for the structural arrangement for each of the above stated criteria. Annex A provides the ship designers with required measurement values for some of the above mentioned criteria that could possibly aid them when applying design recommendations. They provide designers with some supplementary info that can be used in the process of making design judgements. The second Annex presents a complete list of all relevant standard documents relating to the good ergonomic practice.