Abstract

The study purpose is to identify and describe the psychological safety features of oil workers in the south and north of the Russian Federation. The study was conducted on an offshore ice-resistant platform, the Caspian Sea, 50 people took part (shift duration - 14 days) and an oil and gas field in the Far North, where 70 people participated (shift duration - 28 days). The research method is a questionnaire. The questionnaire developed by us included the following sections: general information about education and work experience; marital status; subjective assessment of the adverse climatic, geographical, industrial and social factors that affect workers during a shift period; features of the organization of free time during the shift period; subjective assessment of their professional effectiveness and professionalism; subjective risk assessment of various situations that may arise during the shift period; subjective assessment of the danger in the workplace and the factors contributing to its formation.

The results obtained allow us to conclude that for workers of both industrial facilities regarding the feeling of safety during the shift period, production factors and situations play an important role. Climatic and geographical factors enhance the effect of exposure to extreme production conditions. A comparative analysis found that the severity of the hazards in the workplace is higher among employees of the offshore platform. Safety at this facility is limited by a large number of factors that are more intense.

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