Safety and Environmental Notes

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Safety and Environmental Videos

Holiday

December 20, 2013- As we look towards 2014 we will continue to build a culture of safety, with a strong focus on risk reduction.

June 27, 2013- As BSEE Safety Month draws to a close, the Bureau released today a video highlighting the work of Hurricane Response Team members in monitoring potential impact and damage to oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

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June 25, 2013- In this third part of BSEE's video showcase for safety month, the Bureau hears from Rose Capers-Webb, BSEE's Safety & Occupational Health Manager.

Director's Corner

August 8, 2014- Over the past few months I have spoken many times about our Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) program, which is the cornerstone of our hybrid regulatory approach. Our goal is for the SEMS program to encourage the offshore oil and gas industry to adopt an approach to safety that looks beyond baseline compliance with regulations, towards an underlying safety culture that promotes continuous improvement in safety and environmental performance.

BSEE Blog

Allyson Anderson By: Allyson Anderson

August 18, 2014 - Every day the employees of BSEE work to reduce risk on the OCS, and we spend a lot of time thinking about ways to assess and manage risk. Last week I was given a tragic reminder that risk is inherent in our personal lives as well, when a women riding a moped on my street was struck and killed by a truck driver. While the exact cause of the accident will be under investigation for a while, it is clear that for some reason the driver failed to see the woman on the moped. Whatever the cause turns out to be, this accident and the memorial that has formed at the end of my street is a daily reminder to me that we can all focus more when we are driving and be deliberate about our safety, for the sake of the people around us and ourselves.

 

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