General Information and Guidance

General Information and Guidance


SEA HEALTH & WELFARE providing information and guidance to ships and shipowners to help secure a healthy, safety and sound working environment for seafarers on board. 

SEA HEALTH & WELFARE, a non-profit organisation, provides general information and guidance with the aim of improving the safety, health and well- being of seafarers. SEA HEALTH & WELFARE covers a wide range of occupational safety, health and well-being issues, amongst others, the following, with the aim of offering solutions, best practice and guidance relating to on-board and onshore issues:

  • Lighting
  • Drinking water 
  • Ergonomics
  • Fatigue and rest hours
  • Multicultural crews
  • Precautions for enclosed spaces
  • Food hygiene
  • Health promotion
  • Health and Safety at Sea
  • Diet Nutrition
  • Crisis counselling
  • Chemical database
  • Management
  • Maritime Labour Convention, 2006
  • Courses and training
  • Personal protection 
  • Mental working environment and well being
  • Near miss
  • Co-operation and communication
  • Safety Culture and accident prevention 
  • Risk assessment (APV)
  • Safety organisaton
  • Noise and vibrations
  • Chemicals 

SEA HEALTH & WELFARE publications on some of the above topics are available for purchase through their on-line webshop.


Ai Cheng Foo-Nielsen
in Copenhagen, DK

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