Human resources to overcome the negative climate impacts in the context of sustainable development of the Arctic

Lead Author Natalia, Simonova
Institution Contact Northern (Arctic) federal university named after M.V. Lomonosov Russia, Arkhangelsk, amb. Northern Dvina, 17
Theme Theme 4: Building Long-term Human Capacity
Session Name 4.5 Work and workers in the Arctic
Datetime Thu, Sep 15, 2016 02:00 PM - 02:15 PM
Presentation Type Oral
Abstract text In the beginning of the XXI century, the Arctic has attracted the attention of many countries. The reason for this is largely due to the presence in the Arctic significant hydrocarbon reserves. However, the territory of the Arctic are in extreme climatic conditions and far removed from the developed infrastructure centers. In this regard, the question arises: who can work in these conditions? And what are acceptable forms of work for such conditions? One of the work organization methods in such areas is shift method. This is a special form of implementation of the labor process is the place of workers residence when it cannot be provided daily return them to the place of permanent residence. Shift work in Arctic conditions is carried out in different modes of work and rest, for example, 30 work days then 30 rest days; 45/45 etc. In this labor form in addition to extreme climatic factors are a number of social factors associated with group isolation, in which there are employees. This leads to a special organization of professional psychological selection for work in these extreme conditions, which are addressed in this study. The study involved 297 people aged 21 to 63 years (mean age 38.9 + 0.61). Methods are: questionnaires, surveys and psychological testing. Statistical analysis was performed using the software package SPSS 22.00. The study identified professional important qualities of specialists to shift work in the Arctic.
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