Near-Miss Reporting workshops scheduled by BSEE

Two public workshops to discuss the Voluntary Confidential Near-Miss Reporting System are scheduled by the US BSEE and the  Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Offshore staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two public workshops to discuss the Voluntary Confidential Near-Miss Reporting System are scheduled by the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

The first workshop is scheduled for Los Angeles on April 22 and in Houston on April 24. The stated purpose of the meetings is to “give the offshore oil and gas industry, other stakeholders and the public an opportunity to discuss the Voluntary Confidential Near-Miss Reporting System and contribute to thedevelopment of the system.”

"The Voluntary Confidential Near-Miss Reporting System has the potential to helpprevent catastrophic incidents that endanger lives and the environment," said BSEE Director Brian Salerno. "However the tool is only as good as the information provided. We will need to gather input from the offshore industry on how to design a system that will yield maximum value for overall safety improvements."

The identity of individuals and companies who submit reports will be completely confidential and protected under the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act, legally protecting them from disclosure and from release under the Freedom of Information Act.

Information and registration for the events is available athttp://www.bsee.gov/near-miss-workshop/.

4/11/14

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