Enhancing SCT in High-Risk Work Environments: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Communication



Safety communication, CS, safety management system, High-risk work environment, SCT, Oil and gas industry


This paper emphasizes the imperative of measuring SCT on oil and gas platforms for enhanced safety, environmental protection, and global energy sustainability. This study addresses the unique challenges of high-risk platforms, emphasizing the pivotal role of SC and CS in fostering a robust safety culture, focusing on technical, structural, and process safety dimensions. The research explores their impact on personnel SCT, which is crucial in environments where incidents can be fatal. The proposed framework incorporates indicators for key personnel management variables, outlining the interdependence of SC, CS, and SCT. It also explores the creation of perceptions regarding management commitment to safety by positioning it as a leadership construct using a multidimensional commitment framework. The research examines worker SCT from affective, normative, and calculative perspectives. The research will employ a mixed-methods design (Quantitative + Qualitative) with interviews (n=10) and surveys (n=250). The study will investigate the theoretical conceptualization of SCT among workers. The study offers a predictive framework considering diverse demographics and communicative events, aiming to lower incident rates and near misses, emphasizing the correlation between SC, commitment, and incidents. This research provides a holistic perspective for managing critical personnel resources on oil and gas platforms.


30 Dec 2023