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The full package of safety management

International Maritime Human Element Bulletin Alert You cannot produce a safety management system on the cheap, or expect people to snap to attention and follow procedures when the top management fails to provide the resources, while failing to exhibit a positive attitude to safety.There is some tough talking and good reading in the latest issue of the International Maritime Human Element Bulletin Alert! which develops the themes of health, safety, security, environment and quality (HSEQ) - the essential components of an integrated management system. Practical and expert contributors demonstrate that safety is not something that raises its head at safety meetings, but must be woven into the fabric of both the organisation and the individual, ashore and aboard.What are the stumbling blocks to the International Safety Management Code reaching its full potential? A thoughtful study suggests that while the ISM Code might seem to be just a set of tools, a range of conditions which include full employee participation, the acceptance of seafarers as equal partners, and a radical change of mindset are needed to escape the authoritarian tick-box mentality that it can become in the wrong hands.Common sense and seamanship are often forgotten in our regulated world, where blaming ...

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