Shell International Marine operates about ninety tankers in a number of national fleets, and employing a variety of nationalities. In the late 1970s, the company launched a major effort to improve safety. It involved increasing the visibility of management's commitment to safety; emphasis on line management responsibility; increasing shipmasters' consciousness of responsibility; a new attitude toward safety personnel; improved accident reporting methods; and better accident investigation procedures. The program's implementation and overall success are discussed. An accompanying graph of the lost time injury rate from 1975 through 1988 dramatically illustrates that success.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • GUY, J
  • Publication Date: 1989-6-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 2 p.
  • Serial:
    • Fairplay
    • Volume: 310
    • Issue Number: No.5512
    • Publisher: Lloyd's Register-Fairplay
    • ISSN: 0307-0220

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00657392
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM