Occupational hazards on board online course describes risks of illnesses or accidents that could occur onboard. The aim of this course is to raise awareness regarding Occupational Hazards that might arise on board vessels.
In other words, hazards that workers experience in their place of work. An occupational hazard is something unpleasant that a person experiences or suffers as a result of doing their job.
- Identify how seafarers could prevent the outcomes of noise exposure.
- Identify how life on a ship can be affected by the light levels.
- Recognize the impact of sudden climate change on seafarer’s health.
- Identify how you should use the main types of protective breathing apparatus.
- Recognize how irregular working hours can affect one’s physical and mental health.
- Identify how to deal with family isolation.
- Define how to manage the health effects from high and low environment temperature.
- Recognize how malnutrition and lack of exercise may affect the health of a seafarer.
Legislation & References:
- Industry Best Standards following STCW guidelines
Vessel types: All vessel types including Oil tanker, Gas tanker (LNG/LPG), Bulk carrier, Container vessel, Chemical tanker, General cargo, Generic Offshore vessel, Passenger vessel
Who should attend: All crew, especially recommended for Chief Officer & Chief Engineer