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Developing and testing an internal audit tool of the psychosocial work environment in the oil and gas industry

Bergh, Linn Iren Vestly; Hinna, Siri; Leka, Stavroula; Zwetsloot, Gerard I.J.M.

Authors

Linn Iren Vestly Bergh

Siri Hinna

Stavroula Leka

Gerard I.J.M. Zwetsloot



Abstract

The objective of this paper is to present and discuss a pilot study for conducting internal psychosocial risk auditing in the oil and gas industry, focusing on offshore units. Psychosocial risk auditing is a proactive method for monitoring the status of psychosocial factors influencing the risk of stress and ill-health in the oil and gas industry. It is a systematic and independent assessment of the status of psychosocial factors and barriers, it reveals non-compliance with requirements and best practice within different relevant levels of the organization, and is suitable as a basis for the development of risk reduction measures. The method comprises performance standards that are linked to the company’s internal organizational requirements related to the psychosocial work environment. A range of different methods and data are used to assess and grade compliance with these standards. The aim of the auditing is to provide transfer of experience between units and the development of best practice while supporting organizational learning in offshore (and onshore) environments.

Citation

Bergh, L. I. V., Hinna, S., Leka, S., & Zwetsloot, G. I. (2016). Developing and testing an internal audit tool of the psychosocial work environment in the oil and gas industry. Safety Science, 88, doi:10.1016/j.ssci.2015.06.003

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 5, 2015
Online Publication Date Jun 29, 2015
Publication Date Oct 31, 2016
Deposit Date Feb 22, 2016
Publicly Available Date Feb 22, 2016
Journal Safety Science
Print ISSN 0925-7535
Electronic ISSN 0925-7535
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 88
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2015.06.003
Keywords Psychosocial Factors, Auditing, Stress, Oil and Gas Industry
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/31899
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925753515001459
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0

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