Platforms Ellen and Elly offshore near Long Beach, Calif in BSEE’s Pacific Region. Ellen (right) is a production platform connected by a walkway to Platform Elly (left), a processing platform for both Ellen and another platform, Eureka.
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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