Chemicals in the Engine Room

34 minutes
Avg. rating 4.5

Chemicals in the Engine Room

34 minutes
Avg. rating 4.5

Do you know how many different chemicals are used in the engine room of the ships? There are various chemicals supplied to be used on ships. Being useful, the majority of these chemicals onboard have hazards! In general marine chemicals are risky to store, transport and use. Some of these chemicals have health risks, while others are regarded as harmful to the marine environment.

This course will identify the procedures for safe storage and handling of chemicals in the engine room and moreover, discuss the requirements for first aid. During this course, you will learn about: The purpose of the contents of a Material Safety Data Sheet; The health and safety risks presented by chemicals in the engine room; The safe storage conditions for chemicals within the engine room; The safe handling procedures for chemicals in the engine room as well as the emergency first aid procedures related to chemicals used in the engine room.

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Engineering Medical Personal Safety Risk Management

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With a distinguished career in maritime engineering, I bring to the table a wealth of experience from both practical and academic perspectives. I served for over a decade as a marine engineer at sea, mentoring numerous cadets throughout my tenure, with my most recent role being that of a chief engineer.

Over the past seven years, I have pursued an advanced academic path and proudly hold a Master's Degree and a PhD in Maritime Affairs from two prestigious European universities.

My academic pursuits didn't confine me to the classroom. I have actively participated in European maritime research projects as a consultant, continually updating my knowledge across various shipping facets, including the regulatory framework, decarbonization, safety, and marine environmental pollution prevention.

Since 2017, I have transitioned into academia, utilizing my hands-on experience and scholarly insights to impart maritime knowledge. I've been involved in a broad spectrum of STCW and IMO courses, delivering lectures to marine officers at various institutes and academies across Europe.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 34 minutes
  5. Intended for: This course is intended for all seafarers on ships, particularly for engineers, cadets, and crew.
  6. Reference: Based on parts of STCW; COSWP; ILO Code of Practice on “Accident Prevention on Board Ship at Sea and in Port”, Ship’s Captain s Medical Guide (Chemical supplement), and selected MSD, UNECE: Globally harmonised system of classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS), ILO: Ambient factors in the workplace, op. cit( Annex, Occupational exposure limits, para. 2.1); IBC Code.
  7. Last Updated: January 09, 2024

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