Dedicated to safe ships and clean seas, IACS makes a unique contribution to
maritime safety and regulation through technical support, compliance
verification and research and development. More than 90% of the world's cargo
carrying tonnage is covered by the classification design, construction and
through-life compliance Rules and standards set by the thirteen Member Societies of IACS
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IACS Occupational Safety And Health (OSH) Policy
You can find a PDF copy of the IACS OSH Policy here
IACS common structural rules
On 14 December 2005 the Common Structural Rules for Tankers and Bulk Carriers were unanimously adopted by the IACS Council for implementation on 1 April 2006. The Council was satisfied that the new rules have been based on sound technical grounds, and achieve the goals of more robust and safer ships.
IACS now implements the CSR maintenance program via the IACS CSR Knowledge Centre (KC). All the agreed Q&As and CIs (Common Interpretations) are published on the IACS web site without delay in order to assist its Member Societies and Industry in implementing the CSR in a uniform and consistent manner. IACS organisational structure and work process and procedures pertaining to maintenance, harmonisation and further development of IACS CSR for Double Hull Oil Tankers and Bulk Carriers are detailed in IACS Procedure Volume 4.
For CSR pages, click 'Publications' in the main menu and 'Common Structural Rules'.