What is most important for safety climate: The company belonging or the local working environment? - A study from the Norwegian offshore industry

Obtaining knowledge about factors affecting health, safety and environment (HSE) is of major interest to the petroleum industry, but there is currently a severe shortage of relevant studies. The aim of this study was to examine the relative influence of offshore installation (local working environment) and company belonging on employees' opinions concerning occupational health and safety. The authors analyzed data from a safety climate survey answered by 4,479 Norwegian offshore petroleum employees in 2005 on the dimensions "Safety prioritisation", "Safety management and involvement", "Safety versus production", "Individual motivation", "System comprehension" and "Competence" using one way analysis of variance (ANOVA), effect size and mixed model. The companies differed significantly for "Safety prioritisation", "Safety versus production", "Individual motivation", "System comprehension" and "Competence". The local offshore installation explained more of the safety climate than the company they were employed in or worked for did.


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  • Accession Number: 01142898
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 2009 9:25AM