Alaska’s Northstar Island in the Beaufort Sea, built of gravel six miles off the Alaska coastline. Built during the winter months of 2000, it has been in operation since 2001.
Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS)

Safety and Environmental Management Systems - SEMS

The SEMS is a nontraditional, performance-focused tool for integrating and managing offshore operations. The purpose of SEMS is to enhance the safety of operations by reducing the frequency and severity of accidents.

There are four principal SEMS objectives:

  1. focus attention on the influences that human error and poor organization have on accidents;
  2. continuous improvement in the offshore industry's safety and environmental records;
  3. encourage the use of performance-based operating practices; and
  4. collaborate with industry in efforts that promote the public interests of offshore worker safety and environmental protection.

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