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Measuring support for health in offshore environments

Mearns, Kathryn and Reader, Tom W. (2009) Measuring support for health in offshore environments. In: Karsh, Ben-Tzion, (ed.) Ergonomics and Health Aspects of Work With Computers: Proceedings of the International Conference on Ergonomics and Health Aspec. Lecture notes in computer science (5624). Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, Heidelberg, pp. 61-69. ISBN 978-3-642-02730-7

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Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-642-02731-4_8


Health and safety are often discussed in the same breath but the relationships between them are not clearly articulated. The current study was conducted in the UK offshore oil and gas industry, a physically and mentally challenging work environment, where the well-being of personnel is important for their performance. This paper will describe the development of scales for measuring support for health offshore and report the results obtained from a sample of 703 workers from 18 installations regarding the relationship between perceived support for health and health and organizational outcome measures.

Item Type: Book Section
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Additional Information: © 2009 Springer
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 16:07
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 09:33

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