|Document ID (ISN)||105080|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1136-6532 - Medicina Marítima
|Convention or series no.
||Medical examinations of seafarers and training for medical doctors in maritime health
||Los reconocimientos médicos de los trabajadores del mar y la capacitación de los facultativos en el ámbito de la salud marítima [in Spanish]|
||June 2005, Vol.5, No.1, p.61-69. Illus. 9 ref.
||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.
||work aptitude; industrial physicians; medical examinations; sea transport
||ILO; IMO; WHO; conditions of work; university training; aptitude tests; international cooperation; legislation; ethics; hazard evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations