The UK Maritime CoastGuard Agency (UK MCA) launched a Merchant Shipping Note concerning merchant shipping and fishing vessels (health and safety at work) regulations 2010, replacing MSN 1889 (M+F), informing of biological agents and the risks arising.
The Republic of Marshall Islands issued a Notice informing about the requirements of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG Code), concerning their decision on allowing 200 bar oxygen cylinders to be replaced with those of an equivalent capacity.
Starting from 1st September, seafarers on Danish ships no longer need to hold Danish health certificates, the Danish Maritime Authority announced, in line with a changing scheme for medical examinations of seafarers and fishermen. Instead, the certificate must follow international rules.
The American P&I Club informs of a change in the Pre-employment Medical Examination (PEME) Program. The change regards the psychology tests, which the American Club will no longer require to ensure compliance with PEME. The Club also requested all clinics to update their PEME price list given this change. A new price list will be posted in due course.
OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica standard for general industry and maritime requires employers to limit worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica and to take other steps to protect workers.
Denmark introduced new regulation, aiming to simplify the handling of medical supplies for survival craft and the handling of medicine onboard Danish ships abroad. Upon the new regulations become effective on 1 July 2018, the requirement for ships’ medicine to be bought from a Danish pharmacy will be abolished.
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