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Workplace survey on Statfjord

person by Trude Meland, Norwegian Petroleum Museum
The Statfjord Workplace was the overall title of a working environment survey conducted on the field by the Research Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (FAHS) at the University of Bergen. It was a follow-up to an earlier study conducted in 1980.
— Part of the frontpage of the working environment survey published in 1984.
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Activities in the project included an extensive questionnaire-based survey of personnel on the platforms with associated flotels. All employees ­were invited to take part except catering workers, who had been the subject of a similar study in 1983.

The project resulted in several sub-reports. One of the principal findings was that job satisfaction among Statfjord workers was significantly lower in 1985 than in 1980. On the other hand, pay and the clarity of work instructions were highlighted as positive aspects.

Other results showed a negative trend for aspects related to human interaction between employees. The researchers identified alienation as a result of more extensive and less comprehensible working conditions as a possible explanation. Another reason could be that the Statfjord workforce had become more conscious of the content of their jobs, and found it easier to express dissatisfaction.


Hellesøy, Marek and Iversen. Arbeidsplass Statfjord. Fysisk arbeidsmiljø . FAHS sub-report 4.
Matthiesen and Raaheim. Arbeidsplass Statfjord. Jobb-tilfredshet på Statfjord-feltet, FAHS   sub-report 5.
Hellesøy, Marek and Iversen. Arbeidsplass Statfjord: vurdering av risiko og sikkerhetskontroll. FAHS sub-report 7.

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Published December 3, 2019   •   Updated December 12, 2019
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