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Smooth Sailing: Navigating Health and Safety Hazards on Vacation Cruises

Presented: May 15, 2024  Available until: Jun 1, 2025

As an OEHS professional, you are most likely familiar with safety and health protocols on land. But, are you familiar with the health and safety challenges and complexities associated with incidents at sea or in a maritime environment? During this webinar, we will walk you through common risks on cruise ships, including slip-and-fall risks, air quality issues, foodborne illness, exposure to dangerous substances, the impacts of noise and vibrations, and drowning. Then, we will discuss how these risks are managed through regulation, operations, and training.


Upon completion, participants will be able to:  

  1.  Investigate and mitigate potential hazards from slip-and-fall risks on wet decks.
  2.  Ensure top-notch air quality throughout the ship.
  3.  Fight foodborne illnesses with rigorous food safety protocols.
  4.  Minimize noise levels, vibrations, and motion sickness for passengers.
  5.  Train crew about chemical exposure to cleaning agents, pesticides, and other chemicals used onboard.
  6. Protect passengers and crew from drowning, infectious disease, and psychological stress.


Daniel Farcas, Ph. D. CIH, CSP, CHMM, M.S. M.A


Dr. Daniel Farcas has more than 20 years of experience in conducting scientific research and leading production teams in a variety of fields including public health, infection control, nanotechnology, microbiology, silica, and asbestos. He is the author or co-author of numerous scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Farcas holds a Ph. D. in Human and Community Development with a major in Natural Resource Management. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager. Dr. Farcas is also the author of numerous easy-to-understand texts for OEHS professionals preparing for certification exams including “CIH EXAM Equations simply explained and with examples” and “CSP EXAM Equations simply explained and with examples." Last but not least, he is the father of three beautiful and amazing kids.



This course contains 1 hours of instruction. 0.1 CEUs are offered for this course.

As an IACET Accredited Provider, Bowen Learning Network offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

Eligible for contact hours with the BGC, BCSP, IHMM, and other OEHS certifying agencies.

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Completion Requirements

To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, participants are required to complete the following items:

  1. Participate in the live webinar or review the on-demand webinar recording.
  2. Score 70% or higher on the quiz.
  3. Complete the webinar evaluation.

No certificate will be awarded to participants who do not meet the above completion requirements.

Computer Requirements

The Bowen Learning Network online virtual classrooms are powered by BigBlueButton. It fully supports the Windows, Mac OS X, and Chromebook platforms (see below for versions supported). Support is available for iOS (iPads) and Android Tablets. While smart phones can be used, the screens are too small to display all of the aspects of the Virtual Classroom.  For the best online learning experience, the use of a device with a larger screen is HIGHLY recommended. A physical keyboard is also recommended.


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