Arkiv | Current Work Environment

Campaign against pirates

On 20 May a worldwide Internet-based campaign started against the growing threat of piracy. It is hoped to collect at least half a million signatures through the website www.endpiracypetition.org for the World Marine Day with the aim of encouraging the world’s governments to take strong action against the plague of piracy. Major marine organisations such […]

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Better check on sickness absence

Hewitt helps companies to gain a better overview of employees’ presence and absence at their workplace. Affiliated companies regularly report information such as normal working hours, overtime hours, absence due to sickness and leave. In return, they receive a summary of their own reports as well as access to other companies’ information.

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Inquiry into the ILO super-convention

The inquiry on the ILO (International labour organisation) super-convention was submitted to the government in December last year and will now be referred for consideration. According to the inquiry, one consequence will be more thorough inspections of foreign ships in which aspects such as salary levels, resting time, medical insurance and employees’ age will be […]

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Changes in labelling

On 20 January 2009 a new ordinance on classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) of chemical substances and mixtures came into force. Signs with black symbols on an orange background will disappear and be replaced by black symbols on a white background with a red frame. Labels with the new marking will be obligatory from 1 […]

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Regulations updated

The revision of the Swedish Maritime Administration’s work environment regulations, 2005:23, has been completed. Areas affected are the regulations on work environment at sea, as well as the chapters on lighting, noise, cooling plants, minors, occupational exposure and ventilation. The revised regulations will come into force on 1 January 2010.

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