The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), 30 CFR Part 250 Subpart S, Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS II) program became effective on June 4, 2013. The Deepwater Horizon explosion and resulting oil spill highlighted potential faults in the existing OCS safety culture and the need for an improved SEMS.
The BSEE SEMS II rule is primarily a performance-based standard that details requirements and provides guidance for offshore operators to reduce the likelihood of another event like the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. The rule also exits to make sure that operations on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) are conducted:
This course was developed as a source of information and practical training tool for offshore rig safety personnel and workers to develop and maintain an effective Safety and Environmental Management System specifically for off-shore drilling rigs. The course covers each of the sections within the SEMS II rule as they appear in the regulation. Additional guidance related to each of the topics is also included in the course.
Note: The use of the term “must” in the source document for this training has been replaced with the term “should” because the content of this training is guidance only and does not replace or serve as a substitute for the mandatory regulatory requirements of the source document.
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1. Health and Safety Executive. (2014). Offshore Oil and Gas. Retrieved from: www.hse.gov.uk/offshore/index.htm
2. American Petroleum Institute (2014a). Recommended Practice for Development of a Safety and Environmental Management Program for Offshore Operations and Facilities. Retrieved from: www.api.org/
3. American Petroleum Institute (2014b). A Voluntary Tool for Companies Interested in Developing and EHS Management System or Enhancing an Existing System. Retrieved from: www.api.org/
4. European Commission (2013) Offshore Oil and Gas Platform Standards. Retrieved from: ec.europa.eu/energy/oil/offshore/standards_en.htm
5. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (2014). Oil and Gas Extraction. Retrieved from: www.osha.gov/SLTC/oilgaswelldrilling/otherresources.html
6. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (2014). Governing Statutes. Retrieved from: www.boem.gov/Governing-Statutes/
7. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (2014). Regulations and Guidance. Retrieved from: www.bsee.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/index/