|Document ID (ISN)||104483|
|Convention or series no.
||Guidelines for conducting pre-sea and periodic medical fitness examinations for seafarers
||Sectoral Activities Department, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1997. 5p
||http://www.ilo.org/public/english/dialogue/sector/techmeet/ilowho97/index.htm [in English]
||These Guidelines are intended for use by competent authorities, medical examiners, shipowners, seafarers' representatives and others concerned with the conduct of medical fitness examinations of seafarer candidates and serving seafarers. They have been developed to reduce wide differences in medical requirements and examination procedures and to ensure that medical certificates that are issued to seafarers are a valid indicator of their medical fitness for the work they will perform. Contents: relevant standards and guidance from the ILO, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the World Health Organization (WHO); purpose and content of the medical certificate; right of privacy; qualifications of medical examiners; and appeals procedures.
||ILO; WHO; medical examinations; sea transport; physical fitness
||IMO; pre-employment medical examinations; medical confidentiality; periodic medical examinations
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||ILO; WHO|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology