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Document ID (ISN)69360
CIS number 97-1408
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1342-9
Year 1997
Convention or series no. OTH 96 523
Author(s) Parkes K.R., Razavi T.D.B.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Psychosocial aspects of work and health in the North Sea oil and gas industry
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1997. x, 58p. 68 ref. Price: GBP 25.00.
Abstract Part I of this report comprises a review of the literature relating to work and health among offshore personnel. Topics covered include: patterns of illness and injury offshore; psychosomatic complaints and minor health problems; health problems associated with offshore shift rotation; mental health and stress offshore; health behaviours and lifestyle. Part II reports on a five-year follow-up study (1990-1995) which evaluated changes in mental health and job satisfaction in offshore and onshore personnel. Results showed a significant increase in perceived workload and anxiety over the follow-up period.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; mental health; social aspects; offshore oil extraction; psychological effects
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; drug dependence; report; shift work; alcoholism; smoking; mental stress; anxiety; psychosomatic disorders; mental workload; diet; long-term study; sickness absenteeism
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Psychological factors
Alcohol and drug abuse