Impact of technology on safety of dockworkers at the port of Tema
Jonas Aryee, Emmanuel Sena Gohoho, Michael Kwasi Dzikunu, Ruth Esinu Alornyeku
To ensure uninterrupted port operations and reduce port congestion, port should be upgrade to the prevailing standards. Today, mechanization and automation is the essence of port work. Safety is of paramount interest in any human endeavour, hence this work seeks to find out how the introduction of technology in the port of Tema has affected the operations of the port with regards to safety of ships and cargo. A sample of 65 respondents was selected and it cuts across all the departments considered to be relevant to the topic under investigation. The study revealed that even though there was still records of accidents after the introduction of technologies in the port operation, it could be noted that the accidents were not as a result of the introduction of these new technologies but as a result of some poor safety measures during duties with which occupational hazard cannot be completely dealt with. There was a reduction in the number of accidents after the introduction of technology indicate positive effect of the technologies and study recommends periodic training of personnel.
Jonas Aryee, Emmanuel Sena Gohoho, Michael Kwasi Dzikunu, Ruth Esinu Alornyeku. Impact of technology on safety of dockworkers at the port of Tema. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 8, Issue 9, 2021, Pages 31-35