New health & safety angles for port operations

TraPac Automated Terminal

Source: Trapac

New health and safety code brings rules for automation, human rights and gender.

Protections for women in the port workplace, new rules for working in automated terminals and “human rights” issues such as guarding against the spread of communicable diseases are among the new measures to be introduced in the revised Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Ports.

The code is being prepared by the International Labour Organization, the United Nations’ agency which promotes human and labour rights, and the final document is expected to be made available by the ILO as this article is published.

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