|Document ID (ISN)||109975|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0925-7535 - Safety Science
|Convention or series no.
||The relationship between culture and safety on offshore supply vessels
||Oct. 2009, Vol.47, No.8, p.1118-1128. 69 ref.
||The article examines the relationship between culture and safety on offshore supply vessels in the Norwegian petroleum sector, relying on both qualitative and quantitative data. The analysis makes a general description of cultural traits, epitomized through the notion of "good seamanship", and discusses the way these traits influence safety. Findings show a great deal of friction between aspects of culture and aspects of structure. In particular, there appear to be incompatibilities between the occupational culture on the vessels and the strict rule-based safety management approaches of the petroleum industry. The role of inter-group asymmetries in power and status in the definition of what constitutes safe working conditions are highlighted. Finally, whether culture can (and should) be changed is discussed.
||safety consciousness; Norway; offshore oil extraction; ships; sea transport; psychology and sociology
||human factors; safety rules; experience; human behaviour
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Norway|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Safety culture and safety consciousness