Psychological risks in the professional activities of employees of oil and gas companies in the Arctic

Theme 5. Other
Session Name 5.9 Work in the Arctic
Datetime Sep 06, 2018 10:20 AM - 10:35 AM (UTC +3)
Location IT106
Presentation Type Oral
Presenter Natalia Simonova
Author(s) Natalia Simonova (Moscow State University, Russian Federation), Yana Korneeva (Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after MV Lomonosov, Russian Federation)
Abstract text

The reported study was funded by RFBR according to the research project № 18-013-00623. One of the global challenges is to strengthen Russia's position in the field of scientific exploration of the Arctic space. For the possibility of prospecting and mining in these hard-to-reach regions with extreme climatic and geographic conditions, the rotational method of organizing labor is used. It was revealed that professional activity in shifts in the Far North conditions contributes to the formation of unfavorable functional conditions and the development of destructive personal qualities of workers, which lead to a decrease in the level of mental health, productivity and efficiency of labor activity. This is a criterion for psychological risks in the professional work of oil and gas workers in companies in shift work in the Arctic. In this research, the criteria for the psychological risks for oil and gas workers of various professional groups in the Arctic were determined. The research involved 70 specialists from oil and gas producing companies working on a shift basis in the Nenets Autonomous District. Methods of research: studying documentation, monitoring the work process, questioning, psycho-physiological and psychological testing, statistical methods of data analysis.

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