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Document ID (ISN)31376
CIS number 79-834
ISBN(s) 92-2-101593-9 (en); 92-2-201593-2 (fr); 92-2-301593-6 (es)
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Title Safety and health in dock work. Code of practice
Original title Sécurité et hygiène dans les manutentions portuaires. Recueil de directives pratiques [in French]
Seguridad e higiene en los trabajos portuarios. Repertorio de recomendaciones prácticas [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1977. 221p. Price: CHF 27.50.
Abstract This code takes account of developments in dock work during the 2 decades since the first 1958 edition (e.g. freight containers, "Ro-Ro" system, sophisticated lifting and loading equipment in new ocean terminals). It is intended for use both in conventional and modern dock facilities. Contents: definitions; lighting, hand tools, fire protection; access to ships and holds; lifting appliances and other cargo-handling appliances; mobile cranes; ship's cargo pulley blocks; ship's derricks; winches; wire rope; man-made and natural fibre rope; pulley blocks for fibre ropes; ship's cargo lifts; movement of vehicles on board ship; freight container terminals (access, etc.); vacuum lifting devices; magnetic lifting devices; fork-lift trucks; loose gear; flat belt slings; stacking and storage; warehouses; dock railways; dangerous substances and environments; personal protective equipment; medical aid; occupational health services; personal facilities; selection and training of dockworkers; safety and health organisation; reporting and investigation of occupational accidents and diseases. Appendices: testing and inspection of lifting appliances and loose gear; test loading; factor of safety; steel quality grade mark; heat treatment of wrought iron; marking of single-sheave blocks. Subject index.
Descriptors (primary) ILO; dock work
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous substances; access to workplaces; warehouses; hand tools; heat treatment; handling and storage; transport containers; fork-lift trucks; lifting equipment; winches; derricks; mobile cranes; lifting tackle; fibre ropes; wire ropes; pulley blocks; slings; lifting magnets; suction pads; plant railways; ships; ship holds; harbours; equipment testing; artificial lighting; fire protection; personal protective equipment; safety checks; plant safety and health organization; plant health services; welfare facilities; marking; directive
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Water transportation