Management systems have a significant impact on the safe operation of ships. The ABS Ergonomics Model takes into account management and organizational considerations that impact safety throughout a system life cycle. The effective implementation of a well-designed safety policy that includes ergonomics creates an environment that minimizes risks and reflects a good corporate safety culture. Commitment from top management is essential if a safety management system and policy are to succeed.
Management can demonstrate its commitment to safety with:
The four areas covered within the Management and Organization element of the ABS Ergonomics Model are: