An Intervention Study On Behavioral Commitment Based Safety In Some Petroleum Companies In Alexandria


Author: Eng. Ibrahim Omran

Organizational culture influenced personnel behaviors when performing a required task in the work environment. A focus on understanding and applying safety culture concept in the petroleum field is essential to assure the safety of behavioral personnel in this high-risk work. The work comprised two parts; Part I, which was an inspection-based study for measuring the percentage of applying the occupational management systems using ACC’s checklist in three petroleum companies, and selection of the lowest committed company for the second stage. From the result the company A had 75% compliance and it had been chosen for second stage Part II, which was intervention study to measure the relation of safety behavior with safety knowledge using the BSI and DOW questionnaires to measure the worker commitments and understanding the HSE management systems. Regression analysis for safety pre-training presenting shows a big gap between observed and expected cumulative probability (β= -0.015, p= 0.879), illustrating poor safety behavior while post-training shows linear relation (β= 0.228, p= 0.023), illustrating improving in safety knowledge and behavior. The present research confirmed the influence of safety culture role in forming personnel safety behaviors in petroleum sites. Safety culture have a direct and significant effect on behavioral personnel attitudes toward risks and an indirect impact on behavioral personnel error behaviors through safety motivation.