Health and safety in the offshore oil and gas industry

Liz Mackie

Abstract


Since the 'Piper Alpha' disaster in 1988 the system of regulating occupational health and safety in the offshore oil and gas industry has been the subject of radical reorganization. During vacation employment in the Safety and Environment Department of a North Sea oil producer during 1993 the difficulties that can arise in identifying a particular regulation or in obtaining a specific document were experienced at first hand. Standard bibliographic tools do not identify sources of health and safety information specific to the industry and it was felt that further guidance would be beneficial.

Keywords


occupational health; safety; gas industry; reorganization; difficulties; Environment Department; North Sea oil; regulation; standard bibliographic tools; health and safety; guidance; offshore health and safety; standards; organization; role and function

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CILIP Registered Charity no 313014

ISSN 1756-1086 (Online)