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Investigating Perceptions on Safety Culture and Worker Fatigue Management Methods in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry
Virtual Program Session
DescriptionMultiple incidents in the offshore oil and gas industry have been associated with poor safety culture or worker fatigue. This paper describes finding from an interview study that aimed to understand safety culture and fatigue management in the offshore oil and gas industry. One-hour virtual semi-structured interviews were conducted with eighteen participants who have experience as offshore oil rig supervisors. Questions were asked about how safety culture and fatigue were managed on offshore oil rigs to understand the current practices. Various state-of-the-art assessment methods for safety culture (e.g. experience sampling method) and worker fatigue (e.g. physiological sensors and psychomotor vigilance test) were introduced to the participants. Participants commented on the feasibility and potential barriers of the methods, as well as how the information might be useful in their supervisory decisions. The interview also collected user expectations on a safety dashboard and elicited specific information and user requirements.