|Document ID (ISN)||102066|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0300-8134 - Journal of Human Ergology
|Convention or series no.
||Rodrigues V.F., Fischer F.M., Brito M.J.
||Shift work at a modern offshore drilling rig
||Dec. 2001, Vol.30, No.1-2, p.167-172. 14 ref.
||The objective of this study was to evaluate how offshore drilling workers perceived shift work and its impact on their living and working conditions. Comprehensive interviews were conducted among 51 shift workers employed in the studied offshore unit. The main features of offshore shift work schedules are long time on board (14 to 28 days), extended shifts (12 hours or more per day), slow rotation (7 to 14 days in the same shift), long sequence of days on the night shift (7 to 14 days in a row) and the extra-long extended journey (18 hours) on shift change and landing days. Interviews revealed a wide range of stressors caused by the offshore shift work, as well as difficulties to conciliate work with family life. The major stressors for the offshore drilling workers were role conflicts and social isolation resulting from changes of the family model, work in hazardous environments, poor sleep when working at night and the imbalance between the expected and actual rewards.
||shift work; offshore oil extraction; hours of work
||non-occupational factors; human relations; male workers; Brazil; dangerous work; social aspects; psychology and sociology; conditions of work; questionnaire survey; stress factors; sleep deprivation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Brazil|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Petroleum and natural gas industry
Hours of work