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‘Efficient, timely’: BSEE touts success of text notification system for offshore oil and gas workers

June 24, 2020

Washington — One year after the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement launched its free BSEE!Safe text message alert system, the agency says more than 6,200 subscribers have received links to BSEE safety alerts and bulletins covering offshore oil and gas work on the Outer Continental Shelf.

BSEE has issued 41 safety alerts and bulletins since BSEE!Safe was unveiled in May 2019, according to a May 26 press release. The messages offer lessons learned from incidents and near misses that occurred within the industry, as well as recommendations to help prevent future occurrences.


“Offshore safety was the driver of this initiative,” BSEE Director Scott Angelle said in the release, adding that the alert system “is an efficient, timely way to communicate directly to the men and women who wear the hard hats and steel-toed boots, who kiss their families goodbye and set out to the OCS to do the hard work of fueling our nation.”