ABS publishes the ABS Guide for Habitability of Industrial Personnel on Accommodation Vessels
ABS, the leading provider of classification and technical services to the offshore industry, has published the ABS Guide for Habitability of Industrial Personnel on Accommodation Vessels. This industry-leading Guide establishes criteria for improving the living environment and ambient environment on board accommodation vessels.
Applicable to existing and new construction accommodation vessels, the ABS Guide for Habitability of Industrial Personnel on Accommodation Vessels addresses overall crew health, promoting reliable performance and safety. The Guide was developed using ergonomic and environmental design principles aimed at improving accommodation areas and ambient environmental conditions, taking into account such things as vibration, noise, indoor climate and lighting. Three optional notations, representing various levels of recommended practices, are available to vessels complying with the standards delineated in the Guide.
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