Safety and Health in Ports

Author(s) ILO
Publisher International Labor Office
Date 2005
Pages 527
Format pdf
Size 3 Mb







Despite numerous sophisticated technical innovations including those introduced recently, the work of any marine port is still connected with the many accidents, i.e. it is the occupation where the accident rate is considered very high. As a result, it is thought that there is a constant need for the properly developed and implemented working practices in every marine port, to ensure that the health and safety of the personnel working there is safeguarded as required.

The present code of practice book is a sort of essential reading on this and will provide industry with the valuable professional advice and help in all questions related to the safety and health of the port employees. It will be particularly helpful to the people assigned operational and managerial responsibilities. In addition, the publication will be appreciated by all employees involved in the routine maintenance and future development of the marine ports with the main emphasis done on the safety aspects.

The authors have given numerous informative illustrations and perfectly worked examples to make sure that the content is readable. All important aspects of marine port activities is covered including but not limited to the loading and discharge of cargoes, domestic and international trade, inland waterways, conventional and innovative methods, traffic, lighting provision, vehicular motion, ergonomics, handling dangerous cargo etc.

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