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Document ID (ISN)104785
CIS number 06-264
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Adie W., Cairns J., Macdiarmid J., Ross J., Watt S., Taylor C.L., Osman L.M.
Title Safety culture and accident risk control: Perceptions of professional divers and offshore workers
Bibliographic information Feb. 2005, Vol.43, No.2, p.131-145. 25 ref.
Abstract This study investigated the perception of the significance of safety culture in achieving accident risk control among workers in the offshore industry. Participants consisted of 212 male professional divers (70% with offshore diving experience and 30% who had not dived offshore) and 108 male offshore platform workers. Participants rated likelihood of an accident given varying levels of safety culture, supervisory quality, worker competency and time/financial pressure. Statistical analysis was used to estimate the relative importance of each attribute in accident control. All four attributes significantly affected the perception of accident risk but offshore divers gave less weight to safety culture in controlling accident risk than did offshore platform workers or non-offshore divers. This may reflect less exposure to the safety culture of the enterprise, as this group mostly consists of short-term contract workers.
Descriptors (primary) safety consciousness; offshore oil extraction; plant safety organization; diving
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; United Kingdom; role of supervisory staff; experience; questionnaire survey; risk awareness
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Safety culture and safety consciousness