International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended


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ISM CODE

The International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention.

The ISM Code provides an international standard for the safe management and operation of ships and for pollution prevention.

FLAG STATE ADMINISTRATION

An authority responsible for setting, monitoring and enforcing standards of safety and pollution prevention on vessels flying the countries flag.

OSHA

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

POP ACTION

The action of a safety valve as it opens under steam pressure when the valve disk is lifted off its seat.

PLASTER SHOOTING

A surface blasting method used when no rock drill is necessary or one is not available; consists of placing a charge of gelignite, primed with safety fuse and detonator, in close contact with the rock or boulder and covering it completely with stiff damp clay.

ODORIZE

To add an unpleasant odor as a safety measure to an odorless material such as fuel gas.

ISOLATE

1. To separate two portions of a process system by means of valving or line blanks; used as safety measure during maintenance or repair, or to redirect process flows. 2. To disconnect a circuit or piece of equipment.

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

The application of advanced technologies to surface transportation problems, including traffic and transportation management, travel demand management, advanced public transportation management, electronic payment, commercial vehicle operations, emergency services management, and advanced vehicle control and safety systems. Previously known as intelligent vehicle highway systems.

IGNITER CORD

A cord which passes an intense flame along its length at a uniform rate to light safety fuses in succession.

HAVEN

A place of safety for vessels

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