Health status of professional divers and offshore oil industry workers.

  title={Health status of professional divers and offshore oil industry workers.},
  author={John A S Ross and Jennie I Macdiarmid and Liesl M Osman and Stephen J Watt and David John Godden and Andrew Lawson},
  journal={Occupational medicine},
  volume={57 4},
AIMS To compare the health status of UK professional divers and age-matched non-divers and to contrast offshore divers (OSDs) with non-offshore divers (NOSDs). METHODS A postal survey sent to 2958 male professional divers, registered with the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) before 1991, and 2708 men who had worked in the offshore oil industry in 1990-92 (non-divers). The questionnaire addressed lifestyle, occupation and health status. RESULTS In all, 56% of divers and 51% of non-divers… CONTINUE READING

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