Port Workers’ Safety Monitoring by RFID Technology: A Review of Some Solutions


S. Bauk, A. Schmeink,


        The paper reviews a number of working safety scenarios in harsh environments based on RFID (radio frequency identification) technology. Some of them are used at seaports, some in construction, and some in oil and gas industry. The advantages and disadvantages of these systems are analyzed in the context of their possible implementation in a developing seaport which operates in the transitional economy, i.e., in the Port of Bar (Montenegro). It is also given a proposal of on port workers safety model based on RFID technology, which should at a satisfying level meet the individual needs of the Port of Bar, and which is at the same time cost-effective, reliable, and scalable. Some directions for the future research work in this field are given, too.


RFID sensors, Seaport, PPE, Working safety

ISSN: 1697-4040
ISSN: 1697-9133 (internet)

BibTEX Reference Entry 

	author = {Sanja Bauk and Anke Schmeink},
	title = "Port Workers’ Safety Monitoring by RFID Technology: A Review of Some Solutions",
	pages = "63-68",
	journal = "Journal of Maritime Research",
	volume = "13",
	number = "2",
	month = Jul,
	year = 2017,
	hsb = RWTH-2018-01023,


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