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Document ID (ISN)109863
CIS number 09-757
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Olsen O.E., Lind°e P.H.
Title Risk on the ramble: The international transfer of risk and vulnerability
Bibliographic information July 2009, Vol.47, No.6, p.743-755. Illus. 61 ref.
Abstract With reference to data from the Norwegian petroleum industry, this article discusses how the transfer of technology implies the risk of new failures, misuse, accidents and unhealthy workplaces. Production technologies are often transformed through a steady stream of incremental changes appropriate to their social context. In a transfer process, technological risks may arise due to incomplete transfer of mastering capacity, mismatch between transferred technology and the environment, transfer of latent conditions for failure and the transformation of latent conditions or known risks when the technology is installed in a new environment.
Descriptors (primary) Norway; transfer of technology; developing countries; major hazards; petroleum and natural gas industry; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) large enterprises; social aspects; international cooperation; conditions of work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Generalities
Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) OSH in developing countries
Transfer of technology
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Major hazards
Risk evaluation