HE01250 - The human element in safe shipping

Addresses need to address human element concerns in maritime systems. ABS human element-related topics include crew habitability, assessment of safety culture, identification of potential leading indicators of safety, mariner personal safety, & application of ergonomics to maritime environment.

This paper presents information reinforcing the continued need to address human element concerns in maritime systems. ABS human element-related topics include crew habitability, the assessment of safety culture, the identification of potential leading indicators of safety, mariner personal safety, and the application of ergonomics in a maritime environment.

Keywords:  Human element; habitability; safety; ergonomics