Chemicals in the Engine Room

Reza Kapo 34 minutes

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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Reza Kapo

A marine chief engineer officer with long-standing sea-going experience, with a Master's Degree and a PhD Doctorate in Maritime Affairs.  I worked as an engineer at sea for almost eleven years when I was in charge of training several cadets.  In the last five years, I have been engaged as a research consultant in European maritime projects, where I have been in charge of desktop analyses, conducting surveys, and providing policy/technical recommendations. I have also been regularly involved in teaching activities for a wide range of STCW and IMO courses to marine officers since 2017.

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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: This course is based on parts of STCW as amended, Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers, 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), IMO: International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code).