Suffering with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a common phenomenon for the seafarers’ mental health. The Crew Health team of the UK P&I Club along with the I.M.E.Q., collaborated and presented a supportive publication to aware people of the PTSD disorder issue, including some recovery tips.
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.
Bullying and harassment, including sexual harassment, is an abuse of human rights and a key area of concern for the working environment, especially onboard ships where there is limited alternative for someone to avoid it. This aspect of abuse is particularly important for women, as it is considered one of the reasons keeping them away from a shipping career.
Galley hygiene and well organized catering facilities are vital for the welfare of all crew members onboard and therefore, it is important all standards of housekeeping and hygiene, particularly in food storage and preparation, to be followed with consistency.
Elena Donina Glukhman, Project Manager of AP Companies Global Solutions, questions what fraud in healthcare means and how it can relate to the maritime industry, explaining common types of fraud committed by the patients and their consequences.
Our body has its own internal clock, or circadian rhythms, that signals when to stay awake and when to sleep; As a result, travellers are affected by jet lag that can cause daytime fatigue, an unwell feeling, difficulty in staying alert as well as gastrointestinal problems.
Missing a night of sleep isn’t uncommon but does affect you. How long an individual is awake affects sleepiness and consequently fatigue levels. The longer an individual has been awake, the poorer his/her performance.
In the first Gard Insights series, Kunal Pathak, Loss Prevention Manager, Asia, Singapore covers the topic of mental health of seafarers, discusses what can be done to break the taboo surrounding mental illness, as seafarers live and work under more challenging conditions than most of us.
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