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Document ID (ISN)68323
CIS number 97-331
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Guidotti T.L., Watson L., Wheeler M., Jhangri G.S.
Title The Fort McMurray demonstration project in social marketing: Health- and safety-related behaviour among oil sands workers
Bibliographic information Aug. 1996, Vol.46, No.4, p.265-274. 6 ref.
Abstract In a survey of 150 oil sands workers in Fort McMurray, Canada, the workers reported much stronger attitudes toward safety and risk-taking behaviour than did community residents in general, including strong advocacy of vigorous enforcement of occupational health and safety standards. However, they showed a variability in behaviour at home similar to that seen in the general population, generally reporting less consistent use of personal protection at home than at work. The potential may exist to transfer the technology and attitudes from workplace health and safety to community safety, possibly by involving these workers directly in community initiatives.
Descriptors (primary) oil sands industry; risk awareness; Canada; safety consciousness
Descriptors (secondary) neighbourhood populations; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Safety culture and safety consciousness