DRUG AND ALCOHOL PREVENTION
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This training video file was released within the frame of the Ship Operations Cooperative Program, or SOCP for short. As any seafarer will tell you, safety at sea is a sort of illusion. The difficult working conditions in the shipping industry are even worsened by the worldwide epidemic of drug and alcohol abuse. Something abusive at the workplace affects both the seafarer and the ship owner.
The present video addresses the drug and alcohol prevention in the maritime industry. It is intended to provide company-wide drug awareness education to crews, supervisors, and managers. First, the video discusses topics of interest to the widest segment of audience, providing some introduction to the problem, including the causes and effects of the substance abuse, as well as the possible prevention measures.
Then, the information of specific interest to the supervisors and managers is presented, including signs of drug and alcohol abuse, intervention and monitoring, and establishing effective prevention programs. The cargo ships of today are larger and faster than ever before. Safe operation of these massive vessels requires highly skilled crews. While at sea, the crew members may be called at duty at short notice and must have clear mind to perform their duties…
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