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Managing psychosocial risk


Managing Psychosocial Risks On Expatriation In The Oil And Gas Industry

Expatriation can present complex psychosocial issues and risks for both employees and employers in the oil and gas industry. Failure to understand and address them can have an adverse impact on the effectiveness and wellbeing of expatriate employees, their families, and the operations and businesses in which they work

This report outlines an overarching risk based management strategy that identifies both potential issues and related risks, and actions for prevention and intervention. However, each company should implement programmes that meet their specific needs and risks based on geographical, organizational and cultural characteristics. To mitigate any psychosocial risks, employers and their employees and accompanying families need to be both aware of, and prepared for, changes associated with expatriate work and life. Expatriates tend to endure higher levels of pressure arising from the need to adapt to new working and domestic environments, often in completely new cultural contexts.