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Research shows: Good indoor air quality on Swedish ships

Swedish ships have good indoor air quality and emissions values are far below the limits set by the Work Environment Authority, as shown in a report from the Swedish Environmental Research Institute, IVL. Despite the hazardous substances present on board in the form of oil mixtures, chemicals, frying smoke, perfumes and so on, the indoor […]

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Non-approved electrical equipment can cause serious problems on board

Incorrect electrical installations or non-approved electronic equipment can have disastrous consequences for a ship. The Swedish Transport Agency plans to develop regulations for vetting the onshore electricity companies that carry out electrical work at sea, which do not currently exist. “This is no problem for serious companies that have experience of working with ships, since […]

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Review of occupational injuries

Falling and slipping are by far the most common causes of accidents at sea, and the group most affected are service personnel. This is shown in a master’s thesis from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Two work environment students at KTH have studied notifications of occupational injuries in the maritime transport sector on […]

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Vibrating tools cause injuries

Limit of 24 minutes for chipping rust, and 27 minutes for angle grinders. The risk of permanent injury increases after these time periods. Hans Pettersson, who works with noise and vibration at Umeå University, explained the figures. Vibration is now the most common cause of occupational injury among workers insured through AFA. People affected are […]

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Blue light and increased alertness

Being exposed to the right light at the right time can improve the quality of sleep and increase alertness during night-time work. This information comes from a new report by SSPA. Sleep is a problem for many seamen. Watch hours and night work disrupt our body clocks (natural 24-hour rhythms), the ship is always moving […]

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