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Beyond the “Roughneck” Stereotype: Revealing the Actual Face of Mobile Workers in the Alberta Oil Sands and North Dakota’s Bakken Oil Region and Why It Matters to Health

By Angela C. Angel, MSc

Executive Summary
This white paper challenges the stereotypical image of mobile workers as “roughnecks” and reveals, via recent data, the actual demographic profile of the mobile workforce populations in the Alberta Oil Sands and the North Dakota’s Bakken Oil Region. It also discusses why the perceived and actual identities of workers matter to health, and, importantly, why this matters to industry and the greater community.

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