RR2 - Psychosocial aspects of work and health in the North Sea oil and gas industry
Offshore oil and gas production, and the exploration and drilling operations that support it, play a significant role in the UK economy, and employ a substantial workforce. Although numbers fluctuate from year to year, over recent years the North Sea workforce has averaged more than 30,000 personnel. The nature of the offshore environment is such that the personnel concerned are exposed to work demands and constraints over and above those experienced in comparable jobs onshore.
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