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Document ID (ISN)58533
CIS number 92-1316
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rundmo T.
Title Risk perception and safety on offshore petroleum platforms - Part I: Perception of risk
Bibliographic information May 1992, Vol.15, No.1, p.39-52. 24 ref.
Abstract A survey among petroleum personnel on the Norwegian Continental Shelf drew respondents from 5 companies and 8 installations. Of those staying on the installations at the time, 92% replied to a questionnaire concerning risk perception and safety (n=915). Factor analysis detected (in Part I) three underlying dimensions of risk perception: disasters and major accidents, ordinary work injuries and post-accidents measures. The dimensions are discussed and an analysis made of differences in perceived risk according to personnel category, phase of work, employment conditions and execution of specific activities. The implications for safety and contingency measures are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Norway; offshore oil extraction; major hazards; risk awareness
Descriptors (secondary) occupational accidents; statistical evaluation; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Major hazards