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Managing health and safety through the supply chain: a case study of supply chain influence in the shipping industry

Walters, D. ORCID:, Bhattacharya, S. and Xue, C. 2011. Managing health and safety through the supply chain: a case study of supply chain influence in the shipping industry. Presented at: Seafarers International Research Centre Symposium 2011, Seafarers International Research Centre Symposium Proceedings (2011). Cardiff, UK: Seafarers International Research Centre, pp. 66-88.

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This paper presents the findings of a preliminary and on-going study on the role of supply chain relations in influencing the desire of tanker operating companies and their seafarers to institute and operationalise health and safety management arrangements on board their vessels. It does so by investigating the perceptions of the seafarers and the managers of these companies concerning the influence of oil company requirements on health and safety management on board their ships and the vetting, monitoring and inspection arrangements made to ensure compliance. It sets these findings in the wider context of regulating OHS management at sea and evaluates the contribution of this form of private regulation towards supporting improved OHS management performance and compliance with international regulatory requirements. In so doing it tests some of the conclusions and postulates that emerged from a previous study concerning the operation of supply chain influences on arrangements for managing occupational health and safety more widely, and contextualises them within the discourse on the effective regulation of OHS management at sea. It is however a report that concerns only part of an ongoing investigation and as such, as the paper makes clear, its conclusions are tentative and subject to further research.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC)
Publisher: Seafarers International Research Centre
ISBN: 1900174391
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 21 March 2024
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2024 06:09

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