Archive for the ‘Health and Safety’ Category

British Safety Council opens office in India to help save lives

British Safety Council opens office in India to help save lives
Launching the British Safety Council’s office in Mumbai – from left to right – Lynda Armstrong, Chair of the British Safety Council; Hemant Sethi, Country Manager, British Safety Council, India; Antony Selvaraj, Chairman & Managing Director of NIST; Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the...
November 20th, 2017 | Associations, Environment, Health and Safety | Read More

UOB the first bank in Asia off the starting block with Fitbit PayTM

UOB the first bank in Asia off the starting block with Fitbit PayTM
UOB – Ms Choo Wan Sim Singapore, 9 November 2017 – United Overseas Bank’s (UOB) cardmembers will be the first in Asia to be able to make Fitbit PayTM contactless payments through the new Fitbit IonicTM smartwatch. UOB’s latest innovation in payments is set for the lifestyles and payment...
November 9th, 2017 | Banking, Clubs, Consumers Market, Health and Safety, News | Read More

GEODIS extends its U.S. partnership with Danone Waters of America

GEODIS extends its U.S. partnership with Danone Waters of America
… Capitalizing on a successful partnership established since 2014, GEODIS manages, since July 1st, 2017 a new warehouse in Los Angeles, California (USA), for Danone Waters of America, a subsidiary of Danone specializing in the distribution of bottled water. A new five-year contract covers logistics...
November 8th, 2017 | Food and Drink, Health and Safety, HR | Read More

HRAS News: New maritime Labour Rights and Human Rights Educational film launched

HRAS News: New maritime Labour Rights and Human Rights Educational film launched
New maritime Labour Rights and Human Rights Educational film launched 2 November 2017 Human Rights at Sea launches a new educational film explaining Labour and Human Rights Today, Human Rights at Sea launches the second in its series of freely available educational films and accompanying infographics...
November 3rd, 2017 | Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Safety and Security | Read More

HRAS News: Northern Ireland Fisheries Non-EEA crew anti-slavery & trafficking report

HRAS News: Northern Ireland Fisheries Non-EEA crew anti-slavery & trafficking report
… The latest from Human Rights at Sea Northern Ireland Fisheries Non-EEA crew anti-slavery & trafficking report PRESS RELEASE 26 October 2017  Northern Ireland Fisheries Non-EEA Crew anti-slavery...
October 27th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Pirate attacks “still a major concern,” says maritime charity as new figures are released

Pirate attacks “still a major concern,” says maritime charity as new figures are released
… Global piracy continues to be a concern in the Gulf of Guinea, Southeast Asia and Venezuela, according to statistics released yesterday by the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB). In the first nine months of 2017, 121 incidents of piracy and armed robbery...
October 18th, 2017 | Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

4 takeaways from the IMB’s latest global piracy report

4 takeaways from the IMB’s latest global piracy report
Captain P. Mukundan London, 17 October 2017 – A total of 121 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in the first nine months of 2017, according to the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest quarterly report on maritime...
October 17th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, Insight, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

NI Cork Command Seminar looks to future of shipping industry

NI Cork Command Seminar looks to future of shipping industry
Captain Robert McCabe FNI 16.10.17 – The latest in The Nautical Institute’s 2017 series of Command Seminars continues to focus on Navigation Accidents and their Causes, but also looks beyond that to wider issues affecting the future development of the shipping industry. “Human factors are the...
October 16th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Seafarers’ charity supports crew after death at sea

Seafarers’ charity supports crew after death at sea
Bryony Watson The crew of a chemical /oil tanker was left shocked and devastated after one of their crew mates suffered a heart attack and died while at sea. When the ship, Horizon Thetis, called at Immingham port late September, the agent contacted seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) to...
October 12th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Religion | Read More

The best health and safety performers worldwide are named

The best health and safety performers worldwide are named
… British Safety Council announces the winners of the 2017 Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour awards The British Safety Council has announced the winners of this year’s Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour awards for the exemplary management of health, safety and environmental risks by businesses...
October 10th, 2017 | Associations, Awards, Events, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Apostleship of the Sea leads action against slavery at sea

Apostleship of the Sea leads action against slavery at sea
… ‘Slavery is not yet ended’, said Archbishop Sanchez Sorondo of the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences Slavery at the 24th World Congress of the Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) in Taiwan. The Congress titled, ‘Caught in the Net’ focused specifically on the welfare and lives...
October 9th, 2017 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, Religion | Read More

Mental health is everyone’s business

Mental health is everyone’s business
.. British Safety Council launches a suite of mental health training courses On the eve of World Mental Health Day, the British Safety Council has unveiled its mental health training portfolio. The courses are designed to help businesses and their employees start conversations about mental health issues...
October 9th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

Thome Wins Dry Bulk Operator Award

Thome Wins Dry Bulk Operator Award
l to r: Sverre Ditlev Simonsen, Director, Business Development, and Sean Hutchings, Chief Technical Officer for the Thome Group The Thome Group is proud to announce that it has won the dry bulk operator award at an event organised by Safety4Sea on 3rd October 2017. The award went to the ship operator...
October 6th, 2017 | Awards, Corporate Social Responsibility, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Preparing for change

Preparing for change
Annual Conference 2017 – Lynda Armstrong, Mike Robinson, Dame Carol Black (right) Speakers at the British Safety Council’s 2017 Annual Conference warned of the challenges that are fast changing the world of work The British Safety Council’s Annual Conference ‘Health and safety: Preparing...
October 6th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

This Year’s Innovation in Safety Award Goes to …. Hapag Lloyd

This Year’s Innovation in Safety Award Goes to …. Hapag Lloyd
(l-r) Peregrine Storrs-Fox, Risk Management Director, TT Club; Ken Rohlmann, Senior Director Cargo Service, Hapag-Lloyd (Winner: Hapag-Lloyd Cargo Patrol) ; Joseph Westwood Booth, IMO’s Senior Deputy Director, Maritime Safety The TT Club Innovation in Safety Award was presented earlier this week to...
October 5th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Awards, Company Profiles, Health and Safety, HR, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Small companies must take mental health more seriously

Small companies must take mental health more seriously
Professor Dame Carol Black Professor Dame Carol Black calls SMEs to treat mental health issues as a priority and suggests practical steps they can take to introduce a good mental health culture. Speaking to the British Safety Council, Professor Dame Carol Black, a leading expert and a passionate campaigner...
September 26th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Markets, Safety and Security | Read More

Seafarer Mental Health Trauma Leaflet now available in Tagalog language

Seafarer Mental Health Trauma Leaflet now available in Tagalog language
Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to announce that following the success of the mental health welfare leaflet “Remaining Resilient after Traumatic Events”, the leaflet is now available in the Tagalog language. The leaflet is now available on both the HRAS (Publications) and UK P&I (Knowledge)...
September 20th, 2017 | Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

The Health of US Presidents

The Health of US Presidents
Dr John Mather. The Health of US Presidents: Fitness to Lead By James Brewer A call for rigorous monitoring of the health of American presidents and other leading statesmen and stateswomen has been made by an eminent medical expert, in an intriguingly documented presentation at a meeting in London. John...
September 17th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Insight, News | Read More

HELMEPA on the “Agia Zoni II” incident

HELMEPA on the “Agia Zoni II” incident
HELMEPA Director General, Mr. Dimitris Mitsatsos It is with sadness and apprehension that we follow the development of the oil spill resulting from the wreck of the vessel “Agia Zoni II” in the Saronic Gulf. Unfortunately, accidents are unavoidable but for their minimization there is a need for prevention...
September 14th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Environment, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, News, Politics and Government, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

NORSAFE developing USV in joint initiative with Kongsberg Maritime

NORSAFE developing USV in joint initiative with Kongsberg Maritime
Norsafe has been working alongside Kongsberg to develop an Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) to act as a combined autonomous and data collection platform with different sensors. Kongsberg selected Norsafe AS as a partner for multi-purpose USV manufacturing because of their well-known reputation for building...
September 14th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

NGOs mantain pressure on owners and scrap dealers of FPSO North Sea Produce

NGOs mantain pressure on owners and scrap dealers of FPSO North Sea Produce
The North Sea Producer beached in Chittagong – © NGO Shipbreaking Platform Brussels, 13 September 2017 – 16 August of last year the FPSO NORTH SEA PRODUCER was beached in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The ship was allowed to leave the UK based on the false promise that it would be further operationally...
September 13th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

SeafarerHelp named Shoreside Team of the Year

SeafarerHelp named Shoreside Team of the Year
… ISWAN’s SeafarerHelp, a free, confidential, 24/7 helpline which supports thousands of seafarers every year, was named ‘Shoreside Team of the Year’ at last night’s 2017 Safety at Sea Awards, held during London International Shipping Week. Members of ISWAN and the SeafarerHelp...
September 13th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security | Read More

BIMCO launches new guidance for seafarers on avoiding life boat accidents

BIMCO launches new guidance for seafarers on avoiding life boat accidents
Aron Frank Sørensen of BIMCO.  BIMCO has developed new guidance for seafarers on the safe launching and recovery of lifeboats using fall preventer devices (FPDs), to reduce the number of seafarer fatalities and injuries. Lifeboat accidents resulting in fatalities and serious injuries are all too frequent,...
September 11th, 2017 | Associations, BIMCO, Books, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

MCTC upgrades training courses with Steamship Mutual

MCTC upgrades training courses with Steamship Mutual
Chris Adams Leading maritime training provider Marine Catering Training Consultancy (MCTC) has launched its upgraded training course in association with International Group P&I Club Steamship Mutual. MCTC has been working closely with Steamship Mutual to upgrade its 10-week Safe Food Handling &...
September 7th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Food and Drink, Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Crewsaver celebrates 60 years of pioneering lifejacket technology

Crewsaver celebrates 60 years of pioneering lifejacket technology
Marine safety equipment manufacturer Crewsaver is celebrating 60 years of pioneering lifejacket innovation in 2017, having first launched to the market in 1957. Crewsaver is now part of Survitec, a global leader in safety survival solutions, having been acquired along with the rest of the Cosalt marine...
September 7th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment | Read More