HSE Petroleum: Change — Organisation — Technology

  • Jan Hovden
  • Bodil Alteren
  • Ragnar Rosness
Conference paper


The paper presents the results and main conclusions from a pilot study on technological and organisational changes with a bearing on health and safety conditions in the oil industry. The study applies a cross-disciplinary approach, and focuses specially on human and organisational defences against accident risks, and the importance of workers participation in change processes and discourse arenas for the main stakeholders at different levels on issues regarding facts, means and ends in health and safety management.


Organisational Change Petroleum Industry Worker Participation Emergency Preparedness Accident Risk 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Hovden
    • 1
  • Bodil Alteren
    • 2
  • Ragnar Rosness
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology ManagementNorwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)TrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Industrial ManagementSINTEFTrondheimNorway

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