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New regulations

A new regulation came into force on 21 August regarding hygienic limits (AFS 2018:1). The changes are based on an EU directive on dangerous substances. Examples of substances concerned are carbon monoxide, cutting liquids and dust from textiles. Approximately 500 substances are governed by the Work Environment Authority’s regulations on hygienic limits. (LS)

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Better cooperation

Under the leadership of the Transport Agency, the various parties of the marine labour market have agreed to try and introduce systematic work environment management on board Swedish ships. The scheme is being run by a council consisting of SEKO Seafarers, the Maritime Officers’ Association, the Swedish Shipowners’ Association and SARF (the Swedish Confederation of […]

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Recipients of the SAN prize: Harassment is a safety issue

Together they started the campaign against harassment and victimisation at sea that has affected the whole industry. In October they were awarded the SAN work environment prize for all the work they have done in this area. all began on 27 November 2017 when a ship’s cook, Frida Wigur, started the maritime MeToo movement called […]

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Summary of safety developments

2017 was a relatively normal year for Swedish shipping. There were 231 events reported in total, of which 40 were incidents and accidents. Of these, 163 were categorised as marine accidents (linked with operating the ship) and 28 injuries. One person died during the year: a passenger fell in a staircase on a Swedish-registered passenger […]

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Work environment on the internet

Under the leadership of the Work Environment Authority, a new toolbox has been produced to help employers create safer and healthier workplaces. It includes films, books, check-lists and tests based on the Work Environment Act, as well as the Work Environment Authority’s regulations on systematic environment management and the organisational and social work environments. You […]

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“Don’t let the work stop at agreements made ashore”

This year’s SAN conference was full of openness and courage on a number of sensitive issues. Frida Wigur is one person who has paved the way for this honesty. She is a ship’s cook and criminology student and launched the #lättaankar movement. By taking up the problems of victimisation and harassment, she has not only […]

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Revised recommendations on fatigue

The IMO (International Maritime Organization) recommendations on fatigue on board was adopted in 2001. After 17 years the recommendations are about to be revised and a proposal for new formulations was agreed on during a subcommittee meeting in the middle of July. These will be discussed during the MSC meeting (Maritime Safety Committee) in December. […]

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The year of women seafarers

The theme of the World Maritime Day 2019 is Empowering women in the maritime community. The aim is to focus on women who are active in the maritime sector, the role they play and underline the importance of equality in the sector. The IMO has supported the creation of seven regional organisations for women in […]

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