Despite the stringent safety measures on-board vessels, the arduous safety management and coaching from shore-based Operators & Ship Managers and, the rigorous and sustainable training seafarers receive on-board and ashore, in 2020 the EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency) reported that 606 Crew Members were injured and 35 lost their lives in 2,588 incidents.
In addition, the ILO (International Labor Association) reports that 2.3 million people around the world succumb to work related accidents or diseases every year.
This corresponds to over 6,000 deaths every single day. Worldwide, there are around 340 million occupational accidents and 160 million victims of work related illnesses annually.
Widely recognized industry publications admit there is room for improvement and that the industry is far away from “Zero Lost Time Injuries” despite the industry’s awareness significantly rising and the numbers plummeting considerably over the last two decades.
At GenPro, where our founding Members’ safety and well-being culture is deeply embedded into our personal and professional DNA, we value and embrace the safe and healthy modus vivendi in every aspect of our personal and professional lives.
Through a well-structured and consistent framework of monitoring, measuring and motivating tools we are consistently raising awareness in our Supply Chain and ensure to the extent possible, to communicate clearly that every human life is appreciated and protected at all times.
Such tools employed, which also play a pivotal role in our Sustainability Strategy are:
GenPro Sustainability Balanced Scorecard
GenPro Special Terms & Conditions
We encourage everyone, to think, uphold health & safety measures and practices by their own actions as every soul counts and everyone’s actions have a direct effect on their working environment and peers.
Stay Mentally & Physically Fit – Think – Stay Healthy and Stay Safe.
The ILO mission for ‘World Day for Safety and Health at Work’ for 2021 is to raise awareness and encourage the discussion on the importance of investing in structured occupational safety and health (OSH) systems.
This will be done, taking into consideration the effects the pandemic has had on our communities over the last year, and taking from the lessons learned during these challenging times.
Having a resilient OSH system in place enables companies to anticipate, prepare and respond to future crises in an effective and non-disruptive manner, thus upholding and sustaining healthy and safe workplaces – healthy and happy employees.