Dockers OSH Working Group chair Steve Biggs delivering a presenting the ITF study on gaps in safety standards at global Container terminals. The Docker Section is attending a two day session hosted by ports industry NGO Intl. Cargo Handling Coordinating Association (ICHCA) in Hull, UK.
This is an opportunity to engage with ports industry safety representatives to improve conditions for dockers. There were 75 known fatalities in 2018. Our message is clear. The shipping industry must change its attitude. If a worker dies there is negligence and if workers become ill their is willful longterm neglect.