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Power, trust and robustness – the politicization of HSE in the Norwegian petroleum regime

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Title:Power, trust and robustness – the politicization of HSE in the Norwegian petroleum regime

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Authors:Engen, O.A.
Lindøe, P.
Hansen, K.
Research group:Arbeidsliv, næringsliv og sikkerhet (Work and Safety)
Distribution restriction:Open
Published by:Taylor & Francis Group, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14773996.2017.1318485
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Policy and Practice in Health and Safety, ISSN 1477-3996, Vol. 15, pp: 145-159, doi: 10.1080/14773996.2017.1318485;Published by: Taylor & Francis Group, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14773996.2017.1318485;

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Recent studies of offshore oil and gas industry problematize the role of ;supervisory bodies with respect to the audit functions, the legal basis of the ;supervisory bodies, and the role conflicts that arise when handling a ;function-based regulatory regime. This paper addresses how trust and the ;execution of power among the Petroleum Safety Authority, Norway, (PSA) and the ;petroleum industrial actors will affect the robustness of the Norwegian safety ;regime on the Norwegian continental shelf. This requires a twofold discussion ;wherein we will use empirical evidence to answer two questions: (1) how a ;function-based regulatory regime presupposes a balance of power and trust ;between the actors in play, resulting in a possible politicization of the HSE ;field; and (2) how politicization of HSE may affect the robustness of the ;Norwegian petroleum regime. The analysis is based focus group interviews from ;2013 and 2014.;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

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