Sarah Asiedua Asare, Shine Francis Gbedemah, Patrick Akwasi Anamuah Mensah
Assessment of Compliance with Environmental Health and Safety Procedures in the Petroleum Downstream Sector – a Case Study of Fuel Service Stations in the Adentan Municipal Area of the Greater Accra Region, Ghana
The petroleum industry is indeed vital to the socio – economic development of any country. Hence the energy used in almost all the sectors of many countries is from this industry. The increasing demand for this products pose risks to human safety and the natural environment through its operations in the petroleum downstream sector in the country. The objective is to; establish the challenges of compliance with the occupational health and safety guidelines of fuel service stations. This research sought to assess the level of compliance with environmental health and safety procedures in the petroleum downstream of fuel service station FSS in the Adentan Municipal Area. Fifty (50) workers and managers were involved in the research work, 32 were male and 18 were female. The data collected was analyzed using simple descriptive; percentages and frequencies. Objective: The finding of the study also showed that to ensure compliance with regulations; operators regularly embark on inspection and met out the right disciplinary measures to workers who behave contrary to the rules and regulations in the FSS. It was recommended that, for compliance with environmental health and safety regulation in the petroleum downstream sector to be observe by the OMCs; workers are to be taken through some workshop to help train and develop their attitudes positively. Operators are to take a critical look into top management commitment, cost of implementing polices and workers who are unable to pay attention to details by developing a high level and lasting solution for a conducive environment with good health and safety workplace.
compliance, environmental health, safety, downstream sector, petroleum industry, operators, fuel service stations
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Sarah Asiedua Asare, Shine Francis Gbedemah, Patrick Akwasi Anamuah Mensah. (2021) Assessment of Compliance with Environmental Health and Safety Procedures in the Petroleum Downstream Sector – a Case Study of Fuel Service Stations in the Adentan Municipal Area of the Greater Accra Region, Ghana. International Journal of Environmental Science, 6, 89-115