Safety and Environmental Notes

Salerno and Ming at Gaviota
BSEE Geologist Bobby Kurtz (center) explains California geological formations to BSEE Director Brian Salerno (right) and Pacific Region Director Jaron Ming during an orientation this week.

Safety and Environmental Videos


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.

Rose Thumb

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

April 8, 2014- I am frequently asked about the prospects of oil and gas exploration in the Arctic. Questions come in equal measure from those who are strong proponents of exploration, and those who have serious concerns about the potential for adverse environmental impacts.


By: James Sinclair, Marine Ecologist
April 8, 2014
- As the temperature rises and the school year winds to a close, many of us will be making our way to beaches across the country for summer vacations. If you live along the Gulf coast you might be headed to places such as Pensacola Beach in Florida, Orange Beach in Alabama, Grand Isle in Louisiana or Padre Island National Seashore in Texas. What you don't want to see while your there is trash washing up along the shore.


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