Sems Compliance

NEWS ALERT: High-Risk Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities to Face Special Inspections

Five O&G facilities termed as “high-risk” could face special inspections as part of the pilot project developed by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).  These inspections would be based on past inspection, audit information and the results of risk-based modeling."BSEE's inspection teams will be focusing on se [...]

The Deadline for SEMS II Rule just Passed, Are you Ready for Enforcement?

Operators had until June 4, 2014 to comply with the provisions of the SEMS II Rule, except for the auditing requirements. However, all SEMS audits must be in compliance with the SEMS II Rule by June 4, 2015.As you know, SEMS is not another manual to be pulled out when auditors come to visit. SEMS is a system for managing safety with management’s commit [...]

Training Verification

During one of our SEMS Workshop held in Houston, our discussions and presentations were focused on contractor management and how operators are approaching it with SEMS. One question that was brought up was about training verification. These third party contractors that are hired have to provide proof of the proper training needed for a specific company and s [...]

How are Operators Addressing Contractor Management Under SEMS?- SEMS Workshop Recap

On February 20th, ERM and 360factors held a SEMS workshop at the Mays School of Business in Houston, Texas. It was a great turnout, and there were some interesting questions and discussions brought up by the attendees based on the presentations given. The topic of the workshop was the following: how are operators addressing contractor management under SEMS? [...]

What are SEMS Auditors Interested in Seeing During a SEMS Audit

The Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) program was developed for organizations to meet two core objectives i) Accident & Incident Prevention and ii) Prevention of the release of  hazardous substance in the environment. Building safety management system is a process to meet the above two objectives.When SEMS Auditors come to audit the [...]