Several useful documents containing ergonomic and safety regulations and guidelines are available:
|SOLAS||International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)||all|
|REC 95||Recommendation for the Application of SOLAS regulation V/15 on bridge design, equipment arrangement and procedures||all|
|ABS Ergonomics||Guide for ergonomic notations (American bureau of Shipping)||all|
|MSC/Circ 982||Guidelines on ergonomic criteria for bridge equipment and layout (IMO)||all|
|MSC/Circ 337||Code on noise levels (IMO)||all|
|ISO 8468||Ship’s bridge layout and associated equipment – requirements and guidelines (ISO)||all|
|OGP 454||Human Factors engineering in projects (International Association of Oil & Gas Producers)||all|
|LR Ship rules||Navigational Arrangements and Integrated Bridge Systems||part 7 chapter 9|
|BV NI 577||Accommodation: design and construction of crew accommodation in respect of title 3 of Maritime Labour Convention 2006||sec 2|
In addition to the above documents, class bureaus like Bureau Veritas, Det Norske Veritas, and Lloyds Register also provide class notation categories for Human Factors related subjects, like noise & vibration levels comfort class levels.
Though many of these regulations are specifically developed for passenger ships, they can be useful for cargo ships and special duty ships as well.