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Document ID (ISN)59103
CIS number 92-2094
ISSN - Serial title 0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Parkinson R.
Title Offshore safety and effective psychological functioning - A case for safety cells
Bibliographic information Aug. 1992, Vol.10, No.8, p.22-25. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; escape organization; offshore oil extraction; disasters; psychological effects
Descriptors (secondary) plant safety organization; workers' participation; safety training in industry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Workers' participation
First aid and emergency organization