Inventory of Hazardous Materials
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An Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) is a document in which all potentially hazardous materials onboard a vessel that can pose a risk to the health and safety of people or to the environment is located, identified, and quantified.
IHM is an inventory that details the type, amount, and location of hazardous materials in the constructions, systems, and equipment of a vessel. It is increasingly recognized as a means to enhance onboard safety and environmental awareness throughout the whole life until the ship is being recycled.
An IHM on board primarily concerns a limited number of hazardous materials, such as asbestos, ODS, PCBs, PFOS, and antifouling that need to be assessed. If technically feasible, heavy metals, radioactive components, and some other substances should also be assessed.
To gain insight into and have at hand specific information about the presence of hazardous materials on board ships
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