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MLC Gap-analyse

MLC Gap-analyse

The ILO Maritime Labor Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) aims to improve the working conditions and conditions of more than 1.2 million seafarers worldwide. The treaty prevents unfair competition in...

Are you already familiar with the Biofouling Plan?

Are you already familiar with the Biofouling Plan?

Recently, the members of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have agreed to minimize the transfer of invasive aquatic species by shipping. The “International Convention for the Control...

ISO 45001 expected in March

ISO 45001 expected in March

The latest version of ISO 45001 has been approved with 93% of the votes, ISO has announced. Nothing stands in the way of the publication of the new ISO standard in March. The certification audits...

MEPC 72 was held at the IMO headquarters in London

MEPC 72 was held at the IMO headquarters in London

On the 13th of April 2018, the 72nd session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) was held at the IMO headquarters in London. The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC)...

Basic contract: what can we expect?

Basic contract: what can we expect?

As of 1 July 2018, all employers must have a basic contract with an occupational health service provider. There will be an end to the transition period of one year that was agreed upon in the...

From countryside to metropolis …!

From countryside to metropolis …!

When TOP was still in its younger years, TOP was based in Zoetermeer. After fourteen years of growth and support for and from organizations, TOP decided to move to Boskoop. Here TOP has found...

ISO 45001 TO POTENTIALLY BE RELEASED IN NOVEMBER 2017

ISO 45001 TO POTENTIALLY BE RELEASED IN NOVEMBER 2017

​ As previously advised, the ballot for first Draft International Standard (DIS) of ISO 45001 failed to gain approval in May 2016. It received approximately 3,000 comments during the ballot and...

“Prevention is better than cure!”

“Prevention is better than cure!”

Everyone recognizes it. Usually it is related to aspects which are related to safety; theft and domestic accidents. My parents used to have a sticker and it was visible on the door of the barn,...

TOP TIP: the Marine Accident Casebook

TOP TIP: the Marine Accident Casebook

Interesting website! The Maritime Accident Casebook was founded by Bob Couttie in June 2007. It soon developed into a voluntary but reliable source, popular with seamen, trainers, trainers and...