ARE SAFETY STANDARDS ABOARD GERMAN SHIPS EXCESSIVELY HIGH?

There has been some criticism to the effect that German safety standards are excessive and should be eased. There are those, however, who feel that these high standards should be maintained regardless of cost considerations. This article analyzes the issue, based on four critical questions: (1) What constitutes a safety standard? (2) For whom is the safety standard useful? (3) Who is interested in maintaining a high safety standard? and (4) Are Germany's safety standards too high in comparison with those of its competitors for the international shipping market?

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Franzkeit, H G
  • Publication Date: 1989-4

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 2-1/2p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00657836
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM