BSEE Safety and Environment al Management Systems
The SEMP combines a variety offshore operating programs into a single, integrated, flexible, always-improving management scheme. The SEMP is a voluntary complement to compliance with the Bureau operating regulations. An OCS operator's SEMP specifies how to:
Operate and maintain facility equipment
Identify and mitigate safety and environmental hazards
Change operating equipment, processes, and personnel
Respond to and investigate accidents, upsets, and "near misses"
Purchase equipment and supplies
Work with contractors
Train personnel and
Review the SEMP to ensure it works and make it better.
Workplace Safety Rule
The Workplace Safety Rule covers all offshore oil and gas operations in federal waters and makes mandatory the previously voluntary practices in the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) Recommended Practice 75 (RP 75).
It provides oversight and enforcement of SEMS provisions.
It imposes the requirement for a SEMS program on all OCS operators;
It addresses human factors behind accidents not reached by current regulations; and
It provides a flexible approach to systematic safety that can keep up with evolving technologies.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA