An RFID model for improving workersâ€™ safety at the seaport in transitional environment
The paper proposes a Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) model for enhancing port workersâ€™ safety with reference to the Port of Bar (Montenegro) as a developing seaport operating in a transitional environment. The paper also highlights the lack of appropriate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions in some developing seaports, including safety-related ones. It emphasizes the importance of safety measures through the prism of reducing the number of accidents, and gives a review of some RFID safety solutions in the harsh environments. The main part of the paper deals with the RFID workerâ€™s safety model proposed according to the Port of Barâ€™s individual needs. The model has been presented at a logic level, while some of the physical and link layers performances between the set of an active and several passive RFID devices embedded to the port workersâ€™ Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the Ultra High Frequency (UHF) RFID readers located at the port perimeter, are simulated in Matlab and OMNeT++. The obtained results followed by discussions can be used as landmarks to the portsâ€™ management in adapting this or a similar model for enhancing safety measures in the port and its promoting as a safety one at the maritime market.
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