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Document ID (ISN)68657
CIS number 97-525
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1239-2
Year 1996
Convention or series no. OTH 94 454
Author(s) Flin R., Mearns K., Fleming M., Gordon R.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Risk perception and safety in the offshore oil and gas industry
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1996. iv, 109p. 111 ref. Price: GBP 30.00.
Abstract A questionnaire survey of 622 workers on six oil and gas platforms in the United Kingdom offshore continental shelf showed that these workers generally felt safe living and working offshore and that their perceptions of risk and safety appeared to be reasonably accurate. Workers expressed most concern about explosion hazards, the installation being hit by a vessel, weather conditions, falling objects and slipping. Organizational factors (management commitment to safety, job satisfaction, safety versus production) had the greatest direct effect on workers' perception of risk and their satisfaction with safety measures. Recommendations regarding risk communication and safety management are put forward.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; offshore oil extraction; petroleum and natural gas industry; risk awareness
Descriptors (secondary) report; information of personnel; role of management; questionnaire survey
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry
Psychological factors