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Norway aims to be best in health, safety and environment in the petroleum activities

White Paper "Health, environment and safety in the petroleum activities" was presented today. "Our ambition is for Norwegian petroleum activities to lead the world when it comes to health, safety and the environment," says Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion Bjarne Håkon Hanssen.

Today's petroleum activities maintain a generally high level of health, environment and safety. However, these activities have the potential for major accidents which can entail the risk of personal injuries as well as occupational illness and pollution of the environment.

In White Paper No. 12 (2005-2006) Health, environment and safety in the petroleum activities, the government points out central development trends and challenges in the petroleum activities on the shelf and the land facilities which the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) is responsible for following up.