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ABS marks three years without a work-related lost time injury

Recently, ABS celebrated an unprecedented third year of zero lost time work-related incidents. This historic achievement establishes ABS as an industry safety leader. In fact, the Lost Time Incident Rate (LTIR) at ABS has remained at 0.00 throughout 2017, 2018 and now 2019, underscoring ABS’ industry-leading safety performance.

Measuring real safety performance

During the last SAFETY4SEA Singapore Forum, Allan Raymund Olano, General Manager and Consultant at GREEN-JAKOBSEN, talks about safety performance in the shipping industry. He explains how safety performance is currently measured, highlighting that crew involvement is very important to enhancing safety.

Lessons learned: If a deckhand entangles in the gear, have a knife readily available

In its latest edition of Safety Digest, the UK MAIB focuses on a fishing vessel’s accident, in which its personnel accidentally got engaged in shooting creels. While the vessel was facing rough weather conditions, the personnel couldn’t use the a self-shooting system, leading to the engaging of three deckhands in the shooting creels.

Sustainable safety culture: How to make it, not fake it

During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum, Dr. Maria Progoulaki, Regional Representative and Senior Consultant, Green-Jakobsen A/S discusses the process of change that takes place within an organization through a sequence of steps aiming to install a strong safety culture for the personnel onboard and ashore.

Safety and Environment are not contradictory paradigms

During his presentation at the inaugural SAFETY4SEA Conference in London, Jad Mouawad, CEO, Mouawad Consulting, referred to BWMC Implementation Challenges with respect to retrofit, supervision, installation, training and commissioning/re-commissioning of a BWMS.

Mother Earth’s Safety First

Compared to other global industries, shipping is relatively insulated from the general public at large—surprisingly so given its global reach and indispensability. It is not a world where people understand that without shipping, “half the world would starve, while the other half would freeze.”

No smoking rules vital for life onboard

Smoking causes damage to nearly every organ in the body and is directly responsible for a number of diseases; nonetheless the majority of the smokers find it difficult to quit. Although many believe that quitting smoking is an easy task, in fact, it is a physiological and psychological challenge.

Refreshed campaign to promote Safety-First culture at sea

At the launch of the 5th International Week at Marina South Pier, Chief Executive of MPA Singapore, Mr Andrew Tan unveiled a refreshed Singapore Campaign, an industry-wide effort to increase awareness of safe practices and inculcate a safety-first culture at sea.

From safety-maybe to safety-first

Wondering what makes people care about working safely? Safety culture does! A number of recent high profile incidents highlight why regulators, classification societies and IMO constantly put emphasis on implementing a successful safety culture.

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