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Chemical risk management

Walters, David ORCID: 2007. Chemical risk management. Presented at: Seafarers International Research Centre Symposium 2007, Cardiff University, 04-05 July 2007. Seafarers International Research Centre Symposium Proceedings (2007). Cardiff, UK: Seafarers International Research Centre, pp. 59-80.

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Chemicals are both transported in large quantities by sea and also used in the everyday operation of ships. This paper is an exploratory discussion of the extent of the risks involved in such transport, and use, and its implications for approaches to health and safety management on board vessels. It asks whether sufficient is known concerning the reality of chemical exposures and their control at sea, what the implications of this are, and whether further research is warranted to evaluate the effectiveness of risk management at sea. It presents some consideration of the broad strategies to manage and reduce chemical risks that have been the subject of previous work across a range of economic sectors. Based on recent literature and interviews with key informants representing interests in the supply, transport and use of chemicals in the maritime sector, the paper makes a preliminary attempt to establish what might be some of the issues for managing chemical risks to seafarers, while at the same time considering the extent of common ground between them and those addressed in land-based situations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC)
Publisher: Seafarers International Research Centre
ISBN: 1900174316
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 21 March 2024
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2024 04:02

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