Guideline for implementing the occupational safety and health provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 – (Maritime Occupational Safety and Health – MOSH)
The purpose of the Maritime Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) guidelines is to assist States to implement the occupational safety and health provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
The guidelines are intended as a practical resource providing supplementary information to flag states and all stakeholders who is implementing Regulation 4.3 and the related Code of the MLC, 2006, as well as other relevant provisions under Regulations 3.1 and 1.1.
This page highlights the occupational health risks that arise when being exposed to hazards or harmful levels of different work related factors, which may have short- or long-term adverse health effects. You can read more about these factors by clicking on the topics below:
Exposure to harmful ambient factors:
Inherent hazards to working on board ships (MOSH Guidelines 6.3. Inherent hazards to working on board ships:
- Structural features of the ship, means of access and asbestos-related risks
- Work in enclosed spaces
- Use of equipment and machinery
- Special safety measures on and below deck
- Dangerous cargo and ballast