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 […]
A new version of the Working Environment Manual, revised January 2010, can be downloaded here: Reports and documents
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.
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 […]
For the third year in a row, the number of pirate attacks has increased and last year there were 406 cases reported to the IMB (International maritime bureau) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The safety organisation of the United Nations, the IMO (International maritime organization), has decided that the 2010 World Maritime Day will have the theme of the Year of Seafarers.
How to make technical equipment work with people instead of against them is the theme that runs through the book, “Work and technology on human terms”, published last year. The 700-page book is printed in Swedish and English, and is aimed at everyone who works with technical aids in one form or another.
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 […]
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.
Prevent’s brochure Profitable, which is about calculating the value of investments in personnel, is now available as a web-based spreadsheet tool. It can be tested free for 30 days. More information can be read at www.lonsam.net (Swedish only).