Effective Safety Culture Modelling in the Maritime Industry; an Assessment of the Tanker Ship Subsector
Journal of Water Resources and Ocean Science
Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014, Pages: 51-54
Received: Aug. 9, 2014; Accepted: Sep. 10, 2014; Published: Sep. 20, 2014
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Authors
Chinedum Onyemechi, Dept. of Maritime Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
Lazarus Okoroji, Dept of Transport Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
Declan Dike, Dept of Transport Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
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Abstract
The work reviewed the several approaches to safety culture procedures applied in the maritime industry with a view to creating the best model for the sector. In this study, the importance of the international safety management code otherwise known as the ISM code were reviewed vis a vis the development of a proactive safety management culture by the entire tanker sub sector of the maritime industry. Comparison were made between different sources of maritime incidents such as design errors, human errors and organizational commitment to safety in a bid to model an effective safety culture for the entire maritime industry. Finally, the need to evolve safety measurement metrics best suited to analyze the safety demands of the maritime sector was emphasized. The developed model emphasizes an approach of safety orientation as part of the organization’s safety philosophy. The adaptability of the model in the entire maritime industry as well as measurement procedures was also proposed.
Keywords
Safety Culture Modeling Safety Orientation, ISM Code, Maritime Incident Reporting, Human Errors
To cite this article
Chinedum Onyemechi, Lazarus Okoroji, Declan Dike, Effective Safety Culture Modelling in the Maritime Industry; an Assessment of the Tanker Ship Subsector, Journal of Water Resources and Ocean Science. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2014, pp. 51-54. doi: 10.11648/j.wros.20140304.12
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