A Quantitative Analysis of the Factors That May Cause Occupational Accidents at Ports

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Mollaoglu M., Bucak U., Demirel H.

JOURNAL OF ETA MARITIME SCIENCE, vol.7, no.4, pp.294-303, 2019 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/jems.2019.15238
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.294-303
  • Keywords: Occupational Health and Safety, Port Area, Fuzzy AHP, Human Factor, FUZZY AHP, HEALTH, SAFETY, RISK, SECURITY, PERFORMANCE, MANAGEMENT
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


In recent years, the concept of sustainability has come to the forefront as a requirement of strategic management in ports. The safety component which has an important place in the social dimension of sustainability, is very valuable in terms of minimizing occupational accidents at the port area. In order to take precautions against the threat of occupational accidents, understanding the risks causeing occupational accidents are as important as knowing how these accidents occur. The aim of this study is to identify risks in port area that cause Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) violations and to reveal prominent risks as a result of expert reviews. Fuzzy AHP method is employed to analyze priority perception of the experts. Accordingly, risks; 'Overconfidence and Disengagement', 'Inter-Department and In-Department Communication Gap', 'Lack of Attention', 'Failure to Take Required Precautions during Repair and Maintenance' have come into prominence in comparison to other factors. It can be concluded that human factor and communication level have vital role to provide OHS in port area.