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Document ID (ISN)40754
CIS number 83-2024
Year 1983
Convention or series no. Technical Review No.15
Title Occupational safety in the North Sea. A review of fatalities, injuries and reporting procedures in offshore exploration and production 1975-1981
Bibliographic information The Oil Industry International Exploration and Production Forum, 37 Duke Street, St. James's, London SW1Y 6DH, United Kingdom, Feb. 1983. 30p. Illus.
Abstract This review describes and analyses data on personal injuries associated with offshore operations in the North Sea and examines the methods of recording and presenting the data. Data from the United Kingdom, Norwegian, Danish and Dutch sectors are not directly comparable because the national safety agencies concerned use different reporting systems. The data nonetheless show that fatality rates in the UK and Norwegian sectors declined in the period 1975-1981, that common factors determined the pattern of accidents in the UK and Norwegian sectors, that fatalities in the Danish and Dutch sectors appear to be contained, that the proportion of the total working population killed or seriously injured has generally been lower than in several onshore industries and that the ratio of fatalities to serious injuries is higher offshore than onshore. Because accurate and authoritative information requires uniform definitions of accident types and severity, as well as reliable man-power data, it is suggested that industry take the initiative in promoting collaboration between national governmental agencies and industrial concerns.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; offshore oil extraction; statistics; notification of occupational accidents
Descriptors (secondary) Netherlands; Norway; United Kingdom; petroleum and natural gas industry; Denmark; dangerous work; fatalities; statistical trends
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Notification of accidents and diseases
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Reporting of occupational accidents