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Document ID (ISN)48969
CIS number 88-209
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Urner C.J.
Title SHIP: The Seafarers Health Improvement Program
Bibliographic information June 1987, Vol.29, No.6, p.531-534. 13 ref.
Abstract The Seafarers Health Improvement Program (SHIP) was initiated in 1978 by the United States Public Health Service to improve the health status of seafarers, their health environment, medical care and safety aboard ship, and communication between parties responsible for the health and safety of American Seafarers. The programme is a collaborative effort of representatives of the maritime industry, physicians, and concerned governmental agencies. Principal achievements of SHIP include establishment of Entry Level Standards and Retention Guidelines for seafarers, development of the Seafarer Emergency Medical Training Program, and initiation of a programme making medical records available on board.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; USA; role of workers' organizations; sea transport; safety programmes; ships
Descriptors (secondary)
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes
Workplace health promotion
Water transportation