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Document ID (ISN)104483
CIS number 05-587
Year 1997
Convention or series no. ILO/WHO/D.2/1997
Title Guidelines for conducting pre-sea and periodic medical fitness examinations for seafarers
Bibliographic information Sectoral Activities Department, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1997. 5p
Internet access [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) ILO; WHO; medical examinations; sea transport; physical fitness
Descriptors (secondary) IMO; pre-employment medical examinations; medical confidentiality; periodic medical examinations
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceILO; WHO
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Water transportation