09.12.2017

ALERT — ISSUE 38 — HEALTH, WELLBEING AND WELFARE

Alert - Issue 38 - Health, Wellbeing and Welfare

Author(s) Alert
Publisher LR & The Nautical Institute
Date 2015
Pages 8
Format pdf
Size 2 Mb
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One of the last issues of Alert bulletin devoted to the human element and its importance for safe ship handling, safety of people on board and their wellbeing. This is one of the important aspects of the shipping industry and in the present volume we will focus on the health, wellbeing and welfare of the crew.

The impact of the MLC 2006 which is now supported by the relevant ILO Guidelines for Implementing S&H Provisions of MLC 2006 brought these subjects to the fore and emphasized the right of every crew member to a secure and safe working place complying with the established safety standards.

They also deserve fair employment terms and decent conditions of living and working, health protection and medical care as well as welfare measures and everything else required for social protection. Some of the aspects have already been addressed in the Issue 13 - Fatigue, Issue 17 - Accidents and Issue 17 - Health and Wellbeing.

The seafarers shall be not only physically but also mentally fit to cope with various demands of living and working on board such as loneliness and irregular contacts with family, language barriers, and many other things that can make it difficult and eventually affect their wellbeing since they are stressors...

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