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Document ID (ISN)23754
CIS number 75-1749
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Frère J.J.
Title Conditions of work and life on board North Sea oil prospection vessels
Original title Conditions de travail et de vie à bord d'un navire de travaux pétroliers en Mer du Nord. [in French]
Bibliographic information Faculté de Médecine, Lille, France, 1975. 75p. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract The author of this MD thesis worked as physician on board a vessel engaged in laying pipelines and other offshore operations involving the lifting and positioning of heavy components for the construction of oil rigs and platforms for petroleum prospection. Contents: conditions of work (general aspects: duration of tour of duty on board, daily hours of work, climatic conditions, noise, hazard of decks cluttered with equipment); specific problems affecting certain catergories of crew (deck hands, crane operators, welders, divers); safety problems (responsibilities, hazards, human aspects); conditions of life (crew accomodation, diet, leisure, alcohol, sexual problems, psychological aspects). The last chapter is devoted to the practitioner's point of view: sick bay and pharmaceutical equipment on board, transport of patients to shore facilities, types of consultations and other work confronting the physician.
Descriptors (primary) ships; offshore oil extraction; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) welfare facilities; pre-employment medical examinations; noise; electricity; alcoholism; fire hazards; insomnia; work above water; work during bad weather; diving; psychology and sociology; mental health; welding fumes; pipelaying; handling by crane; hours of work; thesis; injuries; survey; plant health services; cold workplaces; France
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry
Alcohol and drug abuse