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Document ID (ISN)105080
CIS number 06-578
ISSN - Serial title 1136-6532 - Medicina Marítima
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Saarni H.
Title Medical examinations of seafarers and training for medical doctors in maritime health
Original title Los reconocimientos médicos de los trabajadores del mar y la capacitación de los facultativos en el ámbito de la salud marítima [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information June 2005, Vol.5, No.1, p.61-69. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract According to international laws and directives, physicians responsible for evaluating the work aptitude of seafarers are required to have undergone training in maritime medicine. In particular, they need to know about international laws and regulations, work and life on board ship, requirements with respect to health, safety and training for work on board, procedures for medical examinations, maritime medicine ethics and the procedure for risk assessment in the event of seafarer disease. Despite the enactment of conventions, recommendations or directives by various international bodies (ILO, WHO and IMO) and the EU, regulations often differ from country to country. International cooperation in the training of these medical practitioners would allow a reduction in the disparities currently observed with respect to medical examinations and the criteria applied for evaluating aptitude.
Descriptors (primary) work aptitude; industrial physicians; medical examinations; sea transport
Descriptors (secondary) ILO; IMO; WHO; conditions of work; university training; aptitude tests; international cooperation; legislation; ethics; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Water transportation