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Document ID (ISN)102497
CIS number 03-1264
ISBN(s) 92-2-115289-8
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Title Safety and health in shipbreaking: Guidelines for Asian countries and Turkey
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office (ILO), 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2004. xxi, 200p. 69 ref. Index. Price: CHF 35.00.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract These guidelines were adopted by the Interregional Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Safety and Health in Shipbreaking for Selected Asian Countries and Turkey, held in Bangkok, Thailand, 7-14 Oct. 2003. The guidelines start with the following general information: glossary; general objectives; characteristics of the industry (incl. a detailed list of occupational hazards in the industry). Two principal parts: I. Establishing national frameworks - general responsibilities, duties and rights, legal frameworks; OSH management; reporting and notification of work-related inquiries and diseases, ill health and incidents; occupational health services. II. Safe shipbreaking operations - operations planning; general preventive and protective measures; management of hazardous substances; measures against physical, biological, ergonomic and psychosocial hazards; safety requirements for tools, machines and equipment; competence and training; personal protective equipment and protective clothing; contingency and emergency preparedness; special protection (social insurance, working hours, night work, child labour, alcohol and drugs, HIV/AIDS); welfare measures. In annexes: workers' health surveillance; surveillance of the working environment; establishing an OSH management system; IMO inventory of potentially hazardous materials on board ships; example of a model risk assessment tool.
Descriptors (primary) ILO; shipbreaking; shipyards
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous substances; Asia; occupational safety and health; welfare facilities; responsibilities of employers; national organization; Turkey; machinery; ergonomics; immunodeficiency syndrome; tools and work holding devices; manuals; hazard evaluation; personal protective equipment; biological hazards; plant safety organization; plant health services; notification of accidents and diseases; child labour; medical supervision; developing countries; physical hazards; glossary; directive; safety guides; safety devices
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Shipbuliding and ship repair
Child labour