Operating Procedures Presentation @ ASSE Bayou Chapter

It was a pleasure and an honor to be able to present at the Bayou Chapter of ASSE at Nicholls State in Thibodeaux yesterday.    I was very impressed with the group, the level of experience and expertise in the membership and the energetic leadership for the chapter.    For anyone who hasn’t visited Nicholls State, I would also add that the school’s Petroleum Engineering Technology and Safety Management is a hidden gem.

My talk was on the importance of operating procedures as a part of a compliant SEMS program and as a underused safety tool.  If you would like more information on the subject, contact me at info@lifelinestrategies.com.

High Cost of Operating Procedure Problems Offshore

Operating procedures are a key part of the offshore oil and gas Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) Rules.  If you think of SEMS as a true system, with interlocking parts, operating procedures are the glue that holds the parts together.  It is where:

  1. Hazards analysis is applied to the actual scope of work,
  2. Specific skills, knowledge, training and safe work practices can be identified and applied, and
  3. Mechanical integrity has real world meaning (is the equipment or tool fit for purpose, when used?).

Continue reading “High Cost of Operating Procedure Problems Offshore”