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Document ID (ISN)110848
CIS number 10-0330
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tharaldsen J.E., Mearns K.J., Knudsen K.
Title Perspectives on safety: The impact of group membership, work factors and trust on safety performance in UK and Norwegian drilling company employees
Bibliographic information Oct. 2010, Vol.48, No.8, p.1062-1072. 66 ref.
Abstract A safety consciousness survey was carried out at a contractor company providing well services for platform drilling on the Norwegian (NCS) and the United Kingdom Continental Shelves (UKCS). The objective was to explore the impact of group level characteristics, safety perceptions, predictability of shift rotations, exposure to accidents, trust and safety behaviour on safety performance, and whether perceptions and performance differed between the two countries. The findings are based on questionnaire data from two samples of personnel distributed across three installations on the UKCS and nine on the NCS. In addition, two focus group interviews were held in each country, with 15 participants in each. The results, challenges and implications for research and safety practitioners are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; Norway; safety consciousness; human behaviour; offshore oil extraction
Descriptors (secondary) shift work; subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; comparative analysis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Construction industry
Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry
Safety culture and safety consciousness