Asbestos Risk On Board Ships

Asbestos on board ships, although contained in set quantities, can still be present. It is therefore necessary that the personnel operating on board the vessels, as well as the Prevention and Protection Service Manager, are adequately informed and trained about the potential risks associated with a context in which, there is asbestos in the workplace.

For years asbestos has been considered an extremely versatile and low-cost material, with various industrial applications, thanks to its insulating and sound-absorbing characteristics. In fact, asbestos has been widely used in the past in industry and construction: for the insulation of buildings, roofs, ships, ferries, trains.
It is useful to highlight that in all work activities that may involve exposure to asbestos, workers must always use personal protective equipment (PPE) of the respiratory tract with an adequate protection factor. But let’s go step by step and analyse in detail the various points that will lead us, to have a greater awareness related to risk factors, prevention activities and the correct mode of action in working contexts in which there is the presence of asbestos.



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Oltremare Shipping Services

Oltremare - Shipping Services is the company owned by Assarmatori National Shipping Association. The company contributes to the development of the professional training of the maritime and administrative staff of the associated shipping companies. Oltremare promotes the job placement of young people in maritime careers, through the development of qualification and specialization courses, work experiences, training and other training measures and active employment policy.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 29 minutes
  5. Intended for: This course is particularly aimed for seafarers engaged on ships that contained asbestos materials.
  6. Reference: L. 257/1992, D.M. 06/09/1994, D.M. 26/10/1995, D.M. 14/05/1996, D.M. 20/08/1999.