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Employee Well-Being and Mindfulness as Predictors of Process and Personal Safety

Implementing Organization

University of Houston

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$828,113

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences - Gulf Research Program (NAS - GRP)

Funding Program

NASEM Gulf Research Program Grants

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Project Description

Mindfulness exercises are shown to improve employee mental and physical health, but there has been limited work to leverage mindfulness exercises for offshore safety. This academia-industry partnership project will examine how mindfulness affects safety culture, focusing on perceptions of supervisory safety culture, worker situational awareness, employee burnout and well-being, and employee participation in and compliance with safety behaviors. The team will develop 90 minute “train-the-trainer” programs, along with survey tools to measure program effectiveness so supervisors can guide their employees through mindfulness techniques they can use before their shifts and before high-risk situations.

Contact

Christiane Spitzmueller
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gulfgrants@nas.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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