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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
- It is Celsius’ policy to provide a safe and healthy workplace environment for shore based as well as shipboard personnel and the company is committed to:
- Prevent loss of life, work-related injury or illness by promoting safe and healthy practices and proper planning and execution of operations.
- Comply with applicable requirements that relate to Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S).
- Establish its own standards and guidelines where existing laws and regulations are not adequate to assure protection to human health and safety.
- Establish clear OH&S objectives and targets towards minimizing risk potentials and protect all staff working on board ships using appropriate technology and operating procedures
- Encourage all individuals to identify potentially unsafe conditions or unlawful practices and to undertake corrective measures.
- Provide all its employees with information, equipment and training necessary for them to carry out their work safely.
- Conduct regular safety and contingency drills by the Master and at times supervised by the shore-based personnel, ensuring all personnel are fully conversant with their duties to maintain an efficient team on board to deal with all contingencies and emergencies.
- Ensure that Safety is uppermost in mind in all Company instructions.
- Continuous improvement in OH&S management and performance.
- A Behavioral Based Safety Program “Safe R+” which focus on developing Safety Culture for ship staff has been implemented. Following the launch of the program crew injuries have dropped >70% over the past four years.
- The Corrective Action Process: Root cause analysis of any Safety Near Miss / incidents.
- Corrective action information to vessels and lessons learned included in training/ crew seminars.
- It is Celsius’ policy to work towards a cleaner marine environment and Celsius is committed to:
- Firmly support the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) and other environmental requirements believing that the first line of defense against pollution is to avoid accidents occurring.
- Comply with applicable marine environmental protection requirements established under International, Flag State, Port State and Coastal State Laws including but not limited to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), concerning the use of Oily Water Separators, Oil Content Meters, Incinerators and other Pollution Prevention Equipment.
- Improving Energy efficiency and reducing GHG emissions from vessels.
- The company is committed to achieve Zero spill with continuous improvements through:
- Continuous improvement in environmental performance and the Environmental Management System.
- Pollution prevention with an emphasis on source reduction, including the funding and human resources necessary to effectively maintain and repair the systems, equipment, and components found in machinery spaces of vessels.
- Continuous reduction of environmental risks.
- Sharing information with external stakeholders on environmental performance.
- Undertake steps in energy conservation to help address the problem of depleting natural resources and its impact on the environment.