Offshore Employment: Health and Well-Being

Project Title

Offshore Employment: Implications for Health and Well-Being of Individuals, Families and Communities

Summary

This project was completed over a two-year period and comprised three major components. The first component was a study of health and well-being experience and practice in the offshore oil industry, based on semi-structured interviews with key industry informants involved in health and safety (operators, contractors, regulators, unions, safety committee representatives, industry associations, and researchers). The second component was a questionnaire survey of employees on the production platforms, production and drilling rigs, and supply vessels and tankers, as well as spouses/partners of production workers and marine crew members. The third and final component consisted of qualitative follow-up interviews with representative workers and spouses, care providers (employee and family assistance program deliverers) and offshore medical companies.

Lead Investigator

Keith Storey, Department of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Principal Investigators

Keith Storey, Department of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Susan Hart, Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Mark Shrimpton, Department of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Co-Investigators

Michael Murray, Division of Community Health, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Allison Dancey, Oil and Gas Development Partnership, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Contact Information

Amanda Butt, SafetyNet, Memorial University of Newfoundland
amanda.butt@med.mun.ca

 

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