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Document ID (ISN)58534
CIS number 92-1317
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 II: Perceived risk, job stress and accidents
Bibliographic information May 1992, Vol.15, No.1, p.53-68. 41 ref.
Abstract Part II of a survey among petroleum personnel on the Norwegian Continental Shelf drew respondents from 5 companies and 8 installations with a response rate of 92% (n=915). Respondents were asked to evaluate potential sources of risk, job stress factors, physical working conditions, and safety and contingency factors. Results show that risk perception and job stress contribute considerably to the frequency of injuries and human errors and that good safety and contingency conditions are particularly important in risk perception. Physical working conditions were among the factors causing an increase in perceived lack of safety and in strain. Implications of the results are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Norway; occupational psychology; offshore oil extraction; major hazards; mental stress; risk awareness
Descriptors (secondary) occupational accidents; conditions of work; statistical evaluation; human failure; 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) Mental stress and burnout
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Major hazards
Psychological factors