OTC: BSEE director calls for industry to promote safety culture

05/07/2012
The industry needs to internalize a robust safety culture to help the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement do its job, BSEE Director James A. Watson told delegates Apr. 30 at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. "Our ability to ensure the highest level of safety and responsibility in the world depends in large part on the ability of the industry to internalize the need for a robust safety culture; to understand that safety does not simply mean doing things right when the BSEE inspector is on board. It means operating safely at all levels at all times," Watson said. Since the Apr. 20, 2010, blowout of the deepwater Macondo well off Louisiana and subsequent ...
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