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Guide to ship sanitation. 3rd edition

Guide to ship sanitation. 3rd edition
  • World Health Organization (WHO). April 2011
  • The primary aim of the revised Guide to ship sanitation is to present the public health significance of ships in terms of disease and to highlight the importance of applying appropriate control measures. The guide is intended to be used as a basis for the development of national approaches to controlling the hazards that may be encountered on ships, as well as providing a framework for policy-making and local decision-making. The guide may also be used as reference material for regulators, ship operators and ship builders, as well as a checklist for understanding and assessing the potential health impacts of projects involving the design of ships. Chapter 2 addresses water-related issues, Chapter 4 deals with recreational water environments, Chapter 5 covers the issue of ballast water, while Chapter 6 addresses issues related to waste management and disposal.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Health, Legal aspects, Recreation, Sanitation, Shipping, Wastewater, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water security
  • Main target audience: Engineering, Health professionals, Practitioners, Shipbuilding industry
  • Main purpose: Awareness raising, Guidance
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Guidebook, Guidelines
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Published in 2015