COVID-19 Government & Industry Resources

This page contains documents and links to sources that IADC believes may be of value to companies working to navigate the ever-changing COVID-19 situation. Additional resources will be added as they become available.

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General Industry Resources

American Petroleum Institute (API)

Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC)

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

International Association of Geophysical Contractors

International Marine Contractors Association

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Outcome of surveys by ICS and ITF on health protection measures on board ships in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
IMO Guiding principles for Flag State consideration of statutory certificate extensions beyond 3 months
Seafarer Protection Guidance for Ship Operators
Seafarer Protection Guidance for Ship Operators (UPDATED)
Preliminary list of recommendations for Governments and relevant national authorities on the facilitation of maritime trade during the COVID-19 pandemic
IMO Recommendations to Member States on Offshore Essential Personnel Status
IMO, International Labor Organization (ILO), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Joint statement to Governments addressing Key Personnel during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Video meeting with Port Sate Control (PSC) regimes
COVID-19 related guidelines for ensuring a safe shipboard interface between ship and shore-based personnel
Communication from Government of People’s Republic of China
Coronavirus Port Authorities Declaration
Recommendations for Governments and Relevant National Authorities on Offshore Energy Sector Personnel during COVID-19
REVISION 1; Recommendations for Governments and Relevant National Authorities on Offshore Energy Sector Personnel during COVID-19
Recommended Framework of Protocols for Ensuring Safe Crew Changes and Travel during COVID-19
REVISION 1: Recommended Framework of Protocols for Ensuring Safe Crew Changes and Travel during COVID-19
Personal Protective Equipment
Joint ICS and ITF statement to G20 leaders and ministers on facilitating essential movement of seafarers and marine personnel
Joint ICS and IATA statement on the importance of facilitating crew changes
COVID-19; Accelerating Digitalization of Maritime Trade and Logistics – A call to Action
Protocols to Mitigate the Risks of Cases On Board Ships
Communication from the Secretary-General Regarding the Crew Change Crisis
Joint Statement Calling on all governments to immediately recognize seafarers as key workers, and to take swift and effective action to eliminate obstacles to crew changes, so as to address the humanitarian crises faced by the shipping sector, ensure maritime safety and facilitate economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Joint Statement on the contribution of International trade and supply chains to a sustainable socio-economic recovery in COVID-19 Times
REVISION 2: ICS Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers
National Focal Points on Crew Change and Repatriation of Seafarers

International Standards Organization (ISO)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Step Change in Safety

U.S. Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure Agency (CISA)

Regulatory/Industry Info by Country

United States

IADC/PESA/CISA
IADC PESA CISA Letter
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
COVID-19 Official Webpage
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (English)  |  (Spanish)
Prevent Worker Exposure to Coronavirus (English)  |  (Spanish)
Memorandum on Discretion in Enforcement when Considering an Employer’s Good Faith Efforts During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
Worker Exposure Risk to COVID-19 (English)  |  (Spanish)
Temporary Guidance on the enforcement of OSHA’s Respiratory Protection standard:
  • March 14 Memo: on Healthcare Respiratory Protection Annual Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces During the COVID-19 Outbreak
  • April 3 Memo: on Respiratory Protection Equipment Certified Under Standards of Other Countries or Jurisdictions During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • April 3 Memo: on Respiratory Protection and the N95 Shortage Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
NEW Short video: Higher Risk Jobs Need Extra Protections to Keep Workers Safe
NEW Poster: Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce the Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus (English)  |  (Spanish)
OSHA Publications webpage
NEWS RELEASE: U.S. Department of Labor Issues Enforcement Guidance For Recording Cases of COVID-19
This page was last updated on 12 October 2020.