|Document ID (ISN)||103199|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Identification of ergonomic issues that affect workers in oilrigs in desert environments
||2004, Vol.10, No.2, p.169-177. Illus. 27 ref.
||The main objective of this research was to assess ergonomic-related problems in oil rigs in a desert environment. The investigation involved the use of a checklist, the physical inspection of the premises and the examination of the workers' medical records. Findings showed that significant health problems could be attributed to ergonomic deficiencies in the environment and work system of the oil rig. Some of the major ergonomic issues identified were hard physical work, back pain, discomfort, hot environments, long shifts and diverse schedules. 94% of the employees perceived the workday as very long, 79% were dissatisfied with the work schedule, while 61% perceived the summer work environment as extremely hot. Ergonomics should be considered in the work system design so as to reduce or eliminate problems in oil rigs in hot climate regions.
||Oman; ergonomics; desert climate; petroleum and natural gas industry; conditions of work
||male workers; shift work; physical workload; hot workplaces; questionnaire survey; ergonomic evaluation; thermal environment; work time schedules
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Oman|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
Industries and occupations
Petroleum and natural gas industry