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  • 3D anthropometry: quantifying the shape and size variability within the UK male offshore oil and gas workforce. 

    Ledingham, Robert J. (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. Centre for Obesity Research and Epidemiology., 2016-04)
    LEDINGHAM, R.J. 2016. 3D anthropometry: quantifying the shape and size variability within the UK male offshore oil and gas workforce. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.
    Background: UK male offshore workers typically increased in weight by 19% since 1985, and are also heavier than the background UK male population. Aim: To conduct an anthropometric survey on UK offshore workers, ...
  • The ability of UK offshore workers of different body size and shape to egress through a restricted window space. 

    Stewart, Arthur D.; Ledingham, Robert J.; Furnace, Graham; Schranz, Natasha; Nevill, Alan M. (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2015.11.005, 2015-11-21)
    STEWART, A., LEDINGHAM, R., FURNACE, G., SCHRANZ, N. and NEVILL, A. 2016. The ability of UK offshore workers of different body size and shape to egress through a restricted window space. Applied ergonomics [online], 55, pages 226-233. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2015.11.005.
    404 male offshore workers aged 41.4 ± 10.7 y underwent 3D body scanning and an egress task simulating the smallest helicopter window emergency exit size. The 198 who failed were older (P < 0.01), taller (P < 0.05) and ...
  • Defying geometric similarity: shape centralization in male UK offshore workers. 

    Stewart, Arthur D.; Ledingham, Robert J.; Furnace, Graham; Williams, Hector; Nevill, Alan M. (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22935, 2016-11-01)
    STEWART, A.D., LEDINGHAM, R.J., FURNACE, G., WILLIAMS, H. and NEVILL, A.M. 2016. Defying geometric similarity: shape centralization in male UK offshore workers. American journal of human biology [online], 29(3), e22935. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22935
    Objectives - Applying geometric similarity predictions of body dimensions to specific occupational groups has the potential to reveal useful ergonomic and health implications. This study assessed a representative sample ...
  • The health and wellbeing of offshore workers: a narrative review of the published literature. 

    Gibson Smith, Kathrine Lesley; Paudyal, Vibhu; Stewart, Derek C.; Klein, Susan (Institute of Remote Health Care http://www.irhc.org.uk, 2015-07-01)
    GIBSON SMITH, K.L., PAUDYAL, V., STEWART, D. and KLEIN, S. 2015. The health and wellbeing of offshore workers: a narrative review of the published literature. Journal of the institute of remote healthcare [online], 6(2), pages 10-23. Available from: http://www.irhc.org.uk
    Recent developments within the offshore industry have highlighted the role that health and wellbeing plays in ensuring the safety and longevity of the offshore workforce. Developing an understanding of the overall health ...
  • Health, self-care and the offshore workforce: opportunities for behaviour change interventions, an epidemiological survey. 

    Gibson Smith, Kathrine Lesley; Paudyal, Vibhu; Klein, Susan; Stewart, Derek C. (James Cook University https://doi.org/10.22605/RRH4319, 2018-05-26)
    GIBSON SMITH, K., PAUDYAL, V., KLEIN, S. and STEWART, D. 2018. Health, self-care and the offshore workforce: opportunities for behaviour change interventions, an epidemiological survey. Rural and remote health [online], 18(2), article ID 4319. Available from: https://doi.org/10.22605/RRH4319
    Introduction: The high risk nature of offshore work and inherent occupational hazards necessitate that offshore workers engage in behaviours that promote health and wellbeing. The survey aimed to assess offshore workers' ...
  • Promoting and implementing self care: a mixed methods study of offshore workers and remote healthcare practitioners. 

    Gibson Smith, Kathrine Lesley (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social care, School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2016-09-01)
    GIBSON SMITH, K.L. 2016. Promoting and implementing self care: a mixed methods study of offshore workers and remote healthcare practitioners. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The oil and gas industry is a vital contributor to the global economy and a key source of employment within oil-producing countries. Oil production is largely dependent on a skilled population who are adept in coping with ...
  • The provision of health care in remote hostile environments. 

    Brebner, John Alexander (Robert Gordon University Robert Gordon Institute of Technology, 1990-02-01)
    BREBNER, J.A. 1990. The provision of health care in remote hostile environments. Robert Gordon Institute of Technology, PhD thesis.
    The health care of those who work in remote places associated with hostile environments is reviewed, concentrating on the offshore oil industry and Antarctic populations. An understanding of associated environmental hazards ...
  • Shape change and obesity prevalence among male UK offshore workers after 30 years: new insight from a 3D scanning study. 

    Stewart, Arthur D.; Ledingham, Robert L.; Furnace, Graham; Williams, Hector; Nevill, Alan M. (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22992, 2017-03-02)
    STEWART, A.D., LEDINGHAM, R.L., FURNACE, G., WILLIAMS, H. and NEVILL, A.M. 2017. Shape change and obesity prevalence among male UK offshore workers after 30 years: new insight from a 3D scanning study. American journal of human biology [online], 29(4), article ID e22992. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22992
    Objectives - In 1984, male UK offshore workers had greater overweight and obesity prevalence and fat content than the general population. Since then, body weight has increased by 19%, but, without accompanying anthropometric ...
  • Stress: the physiology and psychology of a training situation. 

    Harris, Rachel Armstrong (Robert Gordon University School of Mechanical and Offshore Engineering, 1995-10-01)
    HARRIS, R.A. 1995. Stress: the physiology and psychology of a training situation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This thesis describes a study that aimed to assess the psychophysiological effects of offshore survival training, and to investigate whether responses of trainees differed according to age. A group of 99 subjects, randomly ...
  • Survival suit volume reduction associated with immersion: implications for buoyancy estimation in offshore workers of different size. 

    Stewart, Arthur D.; Ledingham, Robert J.; Furnace, Graham; Williams, Hector; Coleshaw, Susan (Taylor and Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2016.1188219, 2016-06-23)
    STEWART, A., LEDINGHAM, R., FURNACE, G., WILLIAMS, H. and COLESHAW, S. 2017. Survival suit volume reduction associated with immersion: implications for buoyancy estimation in offshore workers of different size. Ergonomics [online], 60(6), pages 844-850. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2016.1188219
    Rationale: It is currently unknown how body size affects buoyancy in submerged helicopter escape. Method: Eight healthy males aged 39.6 ± 12.6 year (mean ± SD) with BMI 22.0-40.0 kg m-2 wearing a standard survival ('dry') ...
  • Variability in body size and shape of UK Offshore Workers: a cluster analysis approach. 

    Stewart, Arthur D.; Ledingham, Robert J.; Williams, Hector (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2016.07.001, 2016-07-17)
    STEWART, A., LEDINGHAM, R. and WILLIAMS, H. 2016. Variability in body size and shape of UK Offshore Workers: a cluster analysis approach. Applied ergonomics [online], 58, pages 265-272. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2016.07.001
    Male UK offshore workers have enlarged dimensions compared with UK norms and knowledge of specific sizes and shapes typifying their physiques will assist a range of functions related to health and ergonomics. A representative ...