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Document ID (ISN)102052
CIS number 03-1217
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mearns K., Whitaker S.M., Flin R.
Title Safety climate, safety management practice and safety performance in offshore environments
Bibliographic information Oct. 2003, Vol.41, No.8, p.641-680. Illus. 55 ref.
Abstract Safety climate surveys were conducted on 13 offshore oil and gas installations in consecutive years, with nine installations common to both years. In addition, data on safety management practices were collected by questionnaire from senior management on eight of these installations. The association between management practices and climate scores with official accident statistics and self-reported accident involvement was examined using a series of hypotheses. Significant correlations were found between certain safety climate scales and official accident statistics and also the proportion of respondents reporting involvement in an accident in the previous 12 months. Proficiency in some safety management practices was associated with lower official accident rates and fewer respondents reporting accident involvement.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; offshore oil extraction; safety consciousness; occupational accidents
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; notification of occupational accidents; role of management; safety service records; frequency rates; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Safety culture and safety consciousness