The regulations and the supervisory system are designed to help enhance the awareness of the companies that they bear total responsibility for operating acceptably.
In September, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) organised an open conference on employee participation in the petroleum activities. Now a report has been released which summarises the presentations and discussions held during the conference, and discusses potential measures for developing employee participation in the petroleum industry.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway 's survey project shows that aging and lifetime extension have a number of consequences for maintenance management. The results of the project were presented at the PSA's maintenance seminar on 5 November.
What are the consequences of aging and life cycle extensions for maintenance management? How shall safety be safeguarded? On Thursday, 5 November the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway invites you to a seminar on maintenance management. Deadline for registration: 3 November.
The International Committee on Regulatory Research and Development (ICRARD) has held its annual meeting. Minutes of the meeting and presentations of the member countries’ R&D activities in the field of health, safety and the environment in the petroleum industry can be downloaded from ICRARD’s website.
On Thursday, 5 November, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) invites interested parties to a seminar on the consequences for maintenance management of aging facilities and lifetime extensions in the petroleum activities.
Employee participation, as a democratic right, is an important principle in Norwegian labour policies. The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway’s (PSA’s) conference “Power or impotence? Employee participation in the petroleum industry” identified major differences in how participation is practiced.
On Tuesday 2 June 2009, representatives from the petroleum industry and the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) met to clarify roles and responsibilities for licensees and operating companies. The meeting, hosted by the PSA and the Norwegian Oil Industry Association (OLF), was targeted smaller players on the Norwegian Shelf.
The project “Chemical working environment in the petroleum industry” is hosting a follow-up seminar on the biological monitoring of chemical exposure on Wednesday 4 June. The seminar, to be held at Folkets Hus in Oslo, is one of many activities within the chemical working environment field.
There are indications that the challenges of fireproofing have not changed in recent years. Prevention, fireproofing and the importance of good risk analyses were some of the issues discussed at the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway's (PSA’s) fire seminar on 22 April. The importance of independent barriers which retain their functionality in spite of single defects, was also emphasized.
24 April 2009 | Shift schemes, overtime, shared sleeping quarters, exposure time and rest and recovery are all factors which influence our working environment, the general safety and individual health. "The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway's objective is to get the parties to incorporate working hours in their HSE assessments as an important framework condition," says Eva Hølmebakk who is giving a speech on the topic at the HSE conference on 5 May.