Presentation on theme: "SESSION 8 TITLE 4 – HEALTH PROTECTION, MEDICAL CARE,WELFARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY PROTECTION."— Presentation transcript:
1 SESSION 8TITLE 4 – HEALTH PROTECTION, MEDICAL CARE,WELFARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY PROTECTION
2 AIMS To discuss the MLC,2006 requirements associated with: medical care on board ship and ashore;shipowners liability;health and safety protection and accident prevention;access to shore based welfare facilities; andSocial security.RP
3 MEDICAL CARE ON BOARD SHIP AND ASHORE (Regulation 4. 1, Standard A4 MEDICAL CARE ON BOARD SHIP AND ASHORE (Regulation 4.1, Standard A4.1, Guideline B4.1)Purpose:To protect the health of seafarers and ensure their prompt access to medical care on board ship and ashore.RP
4 Basic requirements Health protection and medical care Standard medical report formHospital & medical care facilities on boardMedicine chest; medical equipment and guideQualified medical doctor (ships with 100+ persons & ordinarily engaged in international voyages of 3+ days).Medical assistance (on shore) to other ships.RP
5 Basic requirements Seafarers permitted to go ashore for treatment Cost of medical care to be met by shipowner
7 DMLC – PART II This section should cover: The provision of on board medical care including the medical chest and who is responsible for maintaining same.Who is responsible for providing on board medical care.Confirmation that the person(s) responsible for providing on board medical care is trained (including refresher training).
8 SHIPOWNERS’ LIABILITY (Regulation 4.2, Standard A4.2, Guideline B4.2) Purpose:To ensure that seafarers are protected from the financial consequences of sickness, injury or death occurring in connection with their employmentRP
9 SEAFARER COMPENSATION (Regulation 2.6, Standard A2.6, Guideline B2.6) Purpose:To ensure that seafarers are protected from the financial consequences of sickness, injury or death occurring in connection with their employmentRP
10 Basic requirements When does this liability arise? Financial security for death or long-term disabilityPeriod during which medical expenses must be coveredBurial expensesPayment of wages during sick leaveExemption clausesSafeguarding propertyRP
12 HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTECTION AND ACCIDENT PREVENTION (Regulation 4 HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTECTION AND ACCIDENT PREVENTION (Regulation 4.3, Standard A4.3, Guideline B4.3)Purpose: To ensure that seafarers’ work environment on board ships promotes occupational safety and health.RP
13 Basic requirementsOn-board policy & programme to promote OSH and prevent accidents, injuries & diseases; prevention or reduction of exposure; continuous improvement; risk evaluation; training; preventative measures; inspection for unsafe conditionsRegard for international instruments; safety culture on board; special attention for the under-18s; safety committee where ship has 5+ seafarersInvestigation and reporting of occupational accidents, injuries, diseases and identified hazards; protection of seafarers’ personal dataWarning seafarers of particular hazardsRP
14 Detailed guidance ILO Codes of Practice COSWP Risk assessment and reduction of exposure: “the preventative principle”Exposure to noise and vibrationPersonal protective equipmentGuarding of machineryReporting and investigation of accidentsDevelopment and content of protection and prevention programmesTraining and instruction of seafarersRP
15 Safety and health of young seafarers Restrictions on workTraining in OSH and accident preventionRP
17 DMLC – PART II The following should be included: If a ship has 5 or more seafarers then a safety committee is required. The composition of the safety committee and the frequency of meetings together with the responsibilities of the master, safety officer and safety representatives.Details of the on board programmes for the prevention of occupational accidents, injuries and diseases and for continuous improvement in occupational health and safety.Details of the adoption, the effective implementation and promotion of occupational safety and health policies and programmes.The procedure for generating risk assessments (including those for young seafarers) and how frequently they are reviewed.The precautions taken to prevent occupational accidents, injuries and diseases.The procedure for investigating, reporting and correcting unsafe conditions.The procedure for investigating, reporting on board occupational accidents.Details of the type of work that seafarers under the age of 18 are prohibited from undertaking.
18 ACCESS TO SHORE-BASED WELFARE FACILITIES (Regulation 4. 4, Standard A4 ACCESS TO SHORE-BASED WELFARE FACILITIES (Regulation 4.4, Standard A4.4, Guideline B4.4)Purpose:To ensure that seafarers working on board a ship have access to shore-based facilities and services to secure their health and well-beingRP
19 SOCIAL SECURITY (Regulation 4.5, Standard A4.5, Guideline B4.5) Purpose:To ensure that measures are taken with a view to providing seafarers with access to social security protectionRP
20 Basic requirementsPayment of any mandatory contributionsRP
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