|Document ID (ISN)||59103|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
|Convention or series no.
||Offshore safety and effective psychological functioning - A case for safety cells
||Aug. 1992, Vol.10, No.8, p.22-25. Illus. 8 ref.
||The effects of environmental conditions on an individual's ability to make effective decisions about safety and escape during a major disaster are discussed with reference to the 1988 Piper Alpha offshore platform disaster. The destruction of the normal command and control function is also discussed. The concept of the Safety Cell, a work group assuming command and control for its own safety and escape within the overall safety system of the platform, is outlined along with the need for appropriate survival training within each group. Such a system would provide a form of psychological protection to the individual in a situation of extreme stress.
||United Kingdom; escape organization; offshore oil extraction; disasters; psychological effects
||plant safety organization; workers' participation; safety training in industry
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Petroleum and natural gas industry
First aid and emergency organization