Since the 18th century, Classification Societies have served the public interest by promoting the security of life, property, and the natural environment. This has been accomplished primarily through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction, and maintenance of marine facilities, however, new insights gained over the past decade have motivated maritime safety organizations to better address the contribution of the human element to maritime casualties and accidents.
Human Factors in Classification and Certification
Card, James C., Baker, Clifford C., McSweeney, Kevin P., and Denise B. McCafferty. "Human Factors in Classification and Certification." Paper presented at the SNAME Maritime Convention, Houston, Texas, USA, October 2005. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/SMC-2005-D20
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