This study focuses on the different health and safety issues in one of the riskiest industries, considering the business operations it involves. The oil and gas industry undergoes numerous processes that include the use of different chemicals (Cottle and Guidotti, 1990). Such processes are potentially hazardous not just to its employees but also to the environment. For the past years, the oil and gas industry has received wide-ranged criticisms regarding its negative effects on the global atmosphere (Young, 2003). These effects on both humans and the environment are the subjects of this study.
The first research question will discuss the different issues on health and safety the oil and gas industry currently faces. This also includes the criticisms it receives among different sectors in the global market over the years. Hence, this part of the dissertation necessitates, and thus involves the use of related literature to provide and support evidences of the health and safety issues in the oil and gas industry.
In order to analytically interpret how oil and gas companies give importance and provide proper care to the potential hazards of their operations, the second research question is formulated to discuss the policies oil and gas companies currently implement to promote health and safety. Consequently, the researcher will provide accounts of actual interviews with managers of oil and gas companies in Saudi Arabia to document the present health and safety policies they execute.
Meanwhile, the third research question will tackle the positive health and safety measures oil and gas companies can possibly put into practice in the future to reduce the risks concerning health and safety. These will be provided after analyzing the answers to the first two research problems using statistical and non-statistical means. Thus, recommendations will be presented as to how the health and safety policies can be improved.
The major goal of this study revolves around identifying the health and safety issues in the oil and gas industry and developing new insights about how such issues are managed. This will be clearly shown through descriptive research using numerous data-gathering procedures to arrive at precise outcomes. Also, the researcher will conduct comprehensive procedures to measure the effectiveness of the current issues implemented by oil and gas companies.
For these goals to be achieved appropriately, the researcher came up with a justifiable and flexible research plan. This involves various processes which will comprise the different chapters of the dissertation. After a specific subject is chosen and research questions are formulated, the researcher will conduct normative data-gathering pr