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Public Health Agency of Canada Global Public Health Intelligence Network

The Global Public Health Intelligence Network is a secure internet early warning system that gathers all reports of public health significance in seven different languages on a real-time 24-hour basis. Information is filtered for relevancy and then analyzed by the Public Health Agency of Canada which puts it into categories and immediately alerts all public health outlets.

ILO Maritime Labor Convention and Its Guidance Concerning Health and Safety On-Board Ships

(See endnote 43)

This convention establishes the general duties of the competent authorities of the various nations whose flags are flown on cruise ships. It provides for the responsibilities of the ship owners, the general duties of the master (captain), the general duties and responsibilities of the crew, the general duties and responsibilities of the shipboard safety and health committee, and the general duties and responsibilities of the safety officer and the safety representatives. It also discusses structural features of the ship, machinery, loading and unloading equipment, sanitary measures below deck, fires, fire prevention techniques, and how to lower temperatures, noise, and vibration. It provides for reporting of accidents, collection of statistics and investigation, and preventive programs. The objective of the guidance is to prevent disease, accidents, and any other harmful effects on the crew while establishing responsibility for safety and health, promoting consultation, and ensuring proper representation of the crew in onboard safety and health matters.

 
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