HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR SAFETY AND RISK MITIGATION IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY: A REVIEW

Authors

  • Adedoyin Tolulope Oyewole Independent Researcher, Athens Georgia, USA
  • Chinwe Chinazo Okoye Access Bank Plc, Nigeria
  • Onyeka Chrisanctus Ofodile Sanctus Maris Concepts, Nigeria Ltd
  • Olubusola Odeyemi Independent Researcher, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
  • Omotoya Bukola Adeoye Independent Researcher, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Wihelmina Afua Addy Independent Researcher, Maryland, USA
  • Yinka James Ololade Independent Researcher, Addison, Texas, USA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51594/ijmer.v6i3.875

Abstract

The oil and gas industry is renowned for its inherent operational risks and complex safety challenges, necessitating robust Human Resource Management (HRM) strategies for effective safety measures and risk mitigation. This comprehensive review explores the evolving landscape of HRM practices within the oil and gas sector, focusing on their pivotal role in enhancing workplace safety and reducing operational risks. The review delves into the dynamic nature of the oil and gas industry, characterized by hazardous work environments, intricate technological processes, and a global workforce. Analyzing existing literature and case studies, the paper underscores the critical need for HRM strategies that prioritize safety culture, employee training, and proactive risk management. Key aspects include recruitment and selection processes tailored to identify candidates with a strong safety mindset, ongoing training programs to enhance competencies and awareness, and the establishment of a safety-centric organizational culture. Furthermore, the review examines the integration of technology and data analytics in HRM practices within the oil and gas sector. The utilization of advanced technologies for personnel training, real-time monitoring, and predictive analytics is discussed as a means to pre-emptively identify potential safety risks and proactively address them. Additionally, the paper highlights the importance of fostering communication and collaboration among employees, emphasizing the role of HRM in facilitating a transparent and open reporting culture. The findings of this review contribute to a deeper understanding of the multifaceted role played by HRM in promoting safety and mitigating risks within the oil and gas industry. As the industry continues to evolve, the adoption of innovative HRM strategies becomes imperative for organizations seeking to maintain a secure and resilient operational environment while safeguarding the well-being of their workforce.

Keywords:  HR, Management, Safety, Risk Mitigation, Oil and Gas, Industry, Review.

Published

2024-03-16

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