The International Safety Management Code Research Paper

The International Safety Management Code
This paper takes a critical look at the International Safety Management Code and the need for a true safety culture in shipping.
# 45435 | 4,262 words | 17 sources | APA | 2003 | US

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Recent marine accidents have resulted in significant human, pollution, and damage costs. This paper explains how the International Safety Management Code (ISM) seeks to improve personnel, operational, and environmental safety performance by providing a framework for effective safety management. ISM is based upon widely accepted quality and safety management methodology. It discusses how recent studies indicate the code is less than effective. Merely implementing the minimum requirements of ISM does not do enough to significantly enhance safety performance in the marine industry. The writer argues that international shippers must work towards achieving a true safety culture to ensure effective safety and environmental performance. This should be part of a company's global strategic plan.

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"The International Safety Management (ISM) Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention was introduced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 1993 after several notable marine accidents (Anderson, 2002, p. 7) and the capsizing of the passenger ferry Herald of Free Enterprise which resulted in the loss of 193 lives (Rodriguez & Hubbard, 2001, 8; Sagen, 1999, p.58)."

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