Occupational health information systems, do we need them ? What are the critical success factors ?
International conference on health, safety and environment in oil and gas exploration and production. New Orleans LA (USA), 1996/06/09.
Den norske statsoljeselskap a.s. (Statoil) which is a major Norwegian oil company has used a mainframe (VM/CMS) based occupational health information system (OHIS) since 1991'The system is distributed among 11 offshore platforms, two refineries and three office centers.
It contains medical (25000), workplace (1500) and 6500 material safety data sheet (MSDS) records.
The paper deals with the experiences and challenges met during the development of this system and a new client/server based version for Windows.
In 1992 the Norwegian Data Inspectorate introduced new legislation setting extremely strict standards for data protection and privacy.
This demanded new solutions not yet utilized for systems of this scale.
The solution implements a fully encrypted data flow between the user of the medical modules, while the non sensitive data from the other modules are not encrypted.
This involves the use of a special « smart-card » containing the user privileges as well as the encryption key.
The system will combine the advantages of a local system together with the integration force of a centralized system.
The new system was operational by February 1996.
The paper also summarizes the experiences we have had with our OHIS, areas of god and bad cost/benefit, development pitfalls, and which factors are most important for customer satisfaction.
This is very important because of the ever increasing demand for efficiency together with company reorganization and changing technology.
Mots-clés Pascal : Industrie pétrolière, Industrie gazière, Sécurité travail, Médecine travail, Danger santé, Système information, Base donnée, Application client serveur
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Oil industry, Gas industry, Work safety, Occupational medicine, Health hazards, Information system, Database, Client server application
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0052641
Code Inist : 001D06A02. Création : 21/05/1997.