BSEE unveils online dashboard to ‘help mitigate risks and save lives’
Washington — An online dashboard recently introduced by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is intended to improve the safety of offshore oil and gas operations by easing access to safety data.
Developed as part of BSEE and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ SafeOCS Reporting System, the dashboard features 2018-2020 data from nearly 12,000 voluntarily reported events, including incident reports and event narratives, as well as contractor and operator information.
Using the public dashboard, operators can compare their confidential submissions with aggregated data to identify and limit safety risks before work begins.
BSEE says the dashboard “increases transparency and improves the ability to follow trends; improve inspection planning; understand common factors; and see meaningful relationships in process safety, personal safety and environmental stewardship” on the Outer Continental Shelf.
“BSEE’s commitment to safety is enhanced by new initiatives, like this dashboard, which proactively identifies trends that can help mitigate risks and save lives,” Stacey Noem, chief of the agency’s Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs, said in a press release. “BSEE supplied data and information from our records to develop this dashboard, which is a huge accomplishment for making offshore oil and gas safety data more transparent and accessible.”