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Legal gaps relating to labour safety and health in the maritime transport sector in Spain

Julio Louro Rodríguez, Rosa Mary de la Campa Portela, Paula Vazquez Carrera
International Maritime Health 2011;62(2):91-97.

open access

Vol 62, No 2 (2011)
MARITIME MEDICINE Original articles
Published online: 2011-09-09
Submitted: 2013-02-18

Abstract

Nowadays the labour sector is experiencing an important increase in the application of risk prevention policies. Although these policies are very significant due to their repercussions in the health of workers, we noticed important legal gaps in maritime sector regulations. Frequently sea workers are legally abandoned, by exclusion or omission, at the moment of claiming for the improvement of their working environment and the reduction of the negative consequences derived from this negligence over their safety and health.
In the present paper we try to shed some light on this topic by analysing and examining minutely the Spanish applicable risk prevention legislation for this sector. Moreover, the recommendations of the International Maritime Organization are compared with the current application of the law. At the same time, we present some possible solutions to such problems from an objective point of view.
(Int Marit Health 2011; 62, 2: 91–97)

Abstract

Nowadays the labour sector is experiencing an important increase in the application of risk prevention policies. Although these policies are very significant due to their repercussions in the health of workers, we noticed important legal gaps in maritime sector regulations. Frequently sea workers are legally abandoned, by exclusion or omission, at the moment of claiming for the improvement of their working environment and the reduction of the negative consequences derived from this negligence over their safety and health.
In the present paper we try to shed some light on this topic by analysing and examining minutely the Spanish applicable risk prevention legislation for this sector. Moreover, the recommendations of the International Maritime Organization are compared with the current application of the law. At the same time, we present some possible solutions to such problems from an objective point of view.
(Int Marit Health 2011; 62, 2: 91–97)
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Keywords

maritime transport; ships; labour safety and health

About this article
Title

Legal gaps relating to labour safety and health in the maritime transport sector in Spain

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 62, No 2 (2011)

Article type

Original article

Pages

91-97

Published online

2011-09-09

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2011;62(2):91-97.

Keywords

maritime transport
ships
labour safety and health

Authors

Julio Louro Rodríguez
Rosa Mary de la Campa Portela
Paula Vazquez Carrera

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