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The objectives of the study were three-fold: 1) to analyze the factors affecting the potential development of human resources for building safety on the petroleum platforms, 2) to study the command behaviors between the executives, department heads and operators, and 3) to propose guidelines for the potential development of human resources for building safety on the petroleum platforms in the Gulf of Thailand.
The study was qualitative in nature. The sources of the data used for study were documents, participant observations and semi-structured interviews. The interviews were conducted with 15 key informants. All the collected data were analyzed by means of descriptive analysis.
The factors affecting the potential development of human resources for building safety included the following: personnel, organization, administrative resources, leadership and human resource risk management. Regarding the nature of command behaviors, it was found that most of the commands given in the normal jobs resulted in great safety. But in urgent tasks, the commands given failed occasionally to bring about safety. With respect to the potential development of human resources for building safety, it was connected with three aspects, personnel, administrative resources, and the organization per se.
Finally, personnel made the following suggestions: the organization should give an opportunity to contact the public sector to a greater extent; should arrange for psychologists to visit petroleum platforms to advise personnel, and should have some stringent punishment measures to deal with the wrongdoers.