Archive for the ‘Health and Safety’ Category

How will Singapore rise to the ballast water challenge?

How will Singapore rise to the ballast water challenge?
HOW WILL SINGAPORE RISE TO THE BALLAST WATER CHALLENGE? ASKS 1ST IMarEST BALLAST WATER TECHNOLOGY ASIA CONFERENCE   The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) will require all ships to implement a Ballast Water and Sediments...
January 30th, 2014 | Environment, Health and Safety, IMarEST, Politics and Government, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

Civil aviation activists build structure to tackle HIV/AIDS in Francophone Africa

Civil aviation activists build structure to tackle HIV/AIDS in Francophone Africa
30 January 2014 – ITF-affiliated civil aviation unions in Francophone Africa came together in Senegal on 20 and 21 January, to develop their skills in tackling HIV/AIDS. Twenty-six workers from 11 nations, including 10 women workers, attended the seminar. It was the first time that workers from...
January 30th, 2014 | Health and Safety, HR, ITF | Read More

Willard Marine Boats supplies fast rescue boats…

Willard Marine Boats supplies fast rescue boats…
WILLARD MARINE SUPPLIES FAST RESCUE BOATS FOR ALASKA MARINE HIGHWAY SYSTEM FERRY Anaheim, Calif., – Jan. 27, 2014 – (Marine NewsWire) Willard Marine, a 56-year-old builder of composite and aluminum boats, has delivered two rescue boats for the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS). Under the contract,...
January 27th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Raising standards and cutting costs

Raising standards and cutting costs
Cooking School Raising standards and cutting costs by Amanda Roberts, Jeanius Consulting The introduction of the ILO and MLC regulations has not only resulted in a higher standard of requirements for accommodation, cleanliness and hygiene, but highlighted the importance of food quality and the qualifications...
January 27th, 2014 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Food and Drink, Health and Safety, HR, ILO, News | Read More

Global Risks – the next ten years

Global Risks – the next ten years
Wednesday 22 Jan 2014 – Income disparity, extreme weather and the balkanisation of the internet are among the global risks on the agenda at Davos this year. (source: Lloyd’s of London ) The risk most likely to cause an impact on a global scale in the next decade is the widening gulf between...
January 22nd, 2014 | Civil Unrest, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance, Safety and Security | Read More

Evergreen’s EVER SUMMIT Rescues Indian Seafarers in South China Sea

Evergreen’s EVER SUMMIT Rescues Indian Seafarers in South China Sea
EVER SUMMIT’s Captain Horng, Tsong-Been (middle) together with the rescued Indian seafarers January 22, 2014 – The officers and crew of Evergreen Line’s 7, 024-TEU containership EVER SUMMIT successfully rescued sixteen Indian seafarers in the South China Sea on January 20. At 14:00 that...
January 22nd, 2014 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Worldwide – World Holidays: 19 January-1 February 2014 * Australia, all ports – Asbestos on ships DATE: January 18, 2014 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 19 January-1 February 2014 Public holidays...
January 18th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Worldwide – World Holidays: 12-25 January 2014 * United States, all ports – Tank sampling dangers / H2S Threshold Limit Change DATE: January 11, 2014 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 12-25 January...
January 11th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

North P&I Club reiterates importance of controlling medical costs

North P&I Club reiterates importance of controlling medical costs
The 171 million GT North P&I Club has launched a new campaign for 2014 to remind its Members of the importance of providing high quality healthcare while avoiding excessive medical costs. An information sheet entitled ‘People Claims: Controlling the Cost‘ is being circulated to all...
January 10th, 2014 | Health and Safety, P and I Clubs | Read More

Acts of man make unhappy reading in 2013

Acts of man make unhappy reading in 2013
Wednesday  18 Dec 2013 – Manmade catastrophes can devastate communities, cause widespread economic losses and break businesses’ reputations (source: Lloyd’s of London).- After the human and economic loss wrought by SuperTyphoon Haiyan in the Philippines and also the tornadoes in the American...
December 18th, 2013 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance, Safety and Security | Read More

Ethiopian aviation union takes another giant step in the fight against HIV/AIDS

Ethiopian aviation union takes another giant step in the fight against HIV/AIDS
18 December 2013 – The ITF-affiliated Ethiopian Transport and Communication Workers Federation (ETWCF) announced the launch of a joint HIV/AIDS fund this week at the ITF Africa regional HIV seminar for civil aviation unions. Ten aviation union leaders from seven countries attended the seminar,...
December 18th, 2013 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Health and Safety, HR | Read More

PTSD “twice as high” in private security workers than UK Military

PTSD “twice as high” in private security workers than UK Military
  Professor Greenberg Rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are much higher in private security contractors than in UK military personnel according to a new report – which also identified that private security workers are offered little psychological support. The RAND Corporation has...
December 17th, 2013 | Health and Safety, Military | Read More

DSV seeks higher levels of managing safely

DSV seeks higher levels of managing safely
Freight forwarding and logistics company DSV understands the importance of operational excellence and seven people from across the three DSV divisions have just completed an intensive health and safety course accredited by the Institute of Occupational Health & Safety (IOSH). The four day course,...
December 17th, 2013 | Health and Safety, Logistics | Read More

ITF affiliates say no to discrimination on World AIDS Day

ITF affiliates say no to discrimination on World AIDS Day
Affiliates in Indonesia mark World Aids Day 2013 5 December 2013 Around 140 ITF affiliates marked World AIDS Day with a range of activities designed to raise awareness and beat discrimination on Sunday 1 December. Unions in over 50 countries, from Antigua, Bangladesh and Colombia to Venezuela, the UK...
December 5th, 2013 | Health and Safety, ITF | Read More

The IMO 2013 bravery awards ceremony

The IMO 2013 bravery awards ceremony
A standing ovation for one of the winners Mr. Jinguo Yang (posthumously), pictured in the megaframe, a very touching moment Aviation Survival Technician Second Class Randy J. Haba and Aviation Survival Technician Second Class Daniel J. Todd of the United States Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City,...
November 26th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Awards, Charity, Events, Health and Safety, IMO, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Videotel works with industry to meet chemical tanker training needs

Videotel works with industry to meet chemical tanker training needs
  Nigel D. Cleave   Chemical Tanker safety comes into sharp focus in a new training course from leading maritime training provider Videotel Marine International. The newly-launched Advanced Chemical Tanker Course has been developed in conjunction with the Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI),...
November 19th, 2013 | Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) To Merge With The International Sailing Federation (ISAF)

International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) To Merge With The International Sailing Federation (ISAF)
ISAF President Carlo Croce with Omani hosts Saturday 16 November 2013 – The International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) and International Sailing Federation (ISAF) have both unanimously agreed to merge as the 2013 ISAF Annual Conference drew to a close in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. The...
November 16th, 2013 | Health and Safety, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

MOL Pledges to Support Relief Efforts for Typhoon Afflicted People in the Philippines – update 3

MOL Pledges to Support Relief Efforts for Typhoon Afflicted People in the Philippines – update 3
Koichi Muto November 14, 2013 -TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that MOL executives and employees have organized a charity donation program within the MOL Group of companies. MOL expresses its heartfelt sympathy to afflicted people. The company has already...
November 14th, 2013 | Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Health and Safety | Read More

ITF statement on Philippines disaster: Union relief efforts forge ahead

ITF statement on Philippines disaster: Union relief efforts forge ahead
The ITF HQ’s in London 13 November 2013 – The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and its affiliated unions are taking action to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Despite the devastation and the breakdown of many local government services and agencies, trade unions in...
November 13th, 2013 | Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Health and Safety, ITF, Maritime Accidents, News, Safety and Security | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform welcomes three Board Members and a new member organization at 2013 AGM

NGO Shipbreaking Platform welcomes three Board Members and a new member organization at 2013 AGM
  from left to right, top to bottom: Moazzam Bhatti from SDPI; Patrizia Heidegger from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform; Majid Bashir from the Center for the Rule of Law – Islamabad; Abu Eusuf Mollah from BILS; Ingvild Jenssen from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform; Mehwish Javed from SDPI; Syeda Rizwana...
November 12th, 2013 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Halyard expands range of noise insulation products with Rockwool Marine Firebatt 2000

Halyard expands range of noise insulation products with Rockwool Marine Firebatt 2000
November 2013 – Halyard, global manufacturer of marine exhaust solutions, has extended its range of noise insulation products, with the introduction of Rockwool Marine Firebatt 2000. As the world’s leading manufacturer of stone and wool insulation products, Rockwool is renowned for producing insulation...
November 12th, 2013 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

ABS Introduces Enhanced Fire Protection Guide

ABS Introduces Enhanced Fire Protection Guide
New Guide provides specific notations for FPSOs 11 November 2013 – (Houston) ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global offshore and marine industries, has released the ABS Guide for Enhanced Fire Protection Arrangements, as guidance for improved safety on offshore vessels...
November 11th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Bibby Ship Management expands into Marine Surveying…

Bibby Ship Management expands into Marine Surveying…
Ed Rimmer Bibby Ship Management Group Ltd is pleased to announce the acquisition of Murray Fenton (India) Surveyors Limited. The acquisition was made via Bibby Ship Management India Pvt. Ltd, and will see India’s service offering expand into marine, cargo and offshore surveying including marine audit...
November 8th, 2013 | Company Profiles, Health and Safety, HR, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Marine Insurance, Safety and Security, Technical | Read More

London P&I Club says complacency is significant factor in collisions

London P&I Club says complacency is significant factor in collisions
The London P&I Club says that a recent analysis of collision cases has highlighted the effect which complacency on the bridge of the vessel can have on the incidence of casualties. The club recently undertook a ‘root cause’ analysis of collision cases which concluded that the majority could be...
November 5th, 2013 | Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Supporting occupational mental health in the Shipping industry

Supporting occupational mental health in the Shipping industry
Prof. Neil Greenberg Professor Neil Greenberg was in the Philippines this week, as part of an expert panel discussion on the subject of promoting safe shipping at sea. The discussion was part of the Asia-Pacific Manning and Training Conference, held in Manila on 29 and 30 October 2013. Professor Greenberg,...
October 31st, 2013 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR | Read More