AHP Application In Occupational Safety Analysis In An Industrial Gas Manufacturing Company (Ghana)
This paper used the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) to rank the key safety factors; including human factor, organizational factor, technical factor and environmental factor; that influence safety in an industrial gas manufacturing company in Ghana based on the operations of three production plants including the acetylene plant, carbon dioxide plant and oxynitrogen plant. The ratings of both criteria and alternatives were given based on experts judgements involving three safety managers, one production manager and five production workers using Saaty’s AHP pairwise comparison scale. The Business Performance Management Singapore (BPMSG) priority software was then used to calculate the eigenvector and the consistency ratio of both the .criteria and alternatives. The results indicate that safety in the company is significantly affected by human factor. In addition, the oxynitrogen plant was identified as the safest manufacturing plant with the company.
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