Thursday, May 14, 2015

BSEE Announces Near-Miss Reporting System, Annual Report

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has launched a near-miss reporting system in an effort to improve the safety of offshore oil and gas operations.

BSEE’s SafeOCS initiative is a voluntary, confidential program designed to gather and analyze near-miss data. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics will analyze the statistics to search for safety trends and gain a better understanding of offshore risks. The phone line – (844) 738-9OCS – is for Outer Continental Shelf workers, companies and others to report near misses. BSEE plans to launch a website for the program in June.

The agency also released its first-ever annual report. The document covers 2014 and includes summaries, comparisons and industry trends, as well as an outline of ongoing strategies to reduce risks.