Watching Government: Salerno on risks, safety

Collaboration will be critical as new offshore oil and gas safety standards and developed and best practices are identified, US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Brian Salerno declared. "The risks inherent in offshore activities will never be fully eliminated, but working together, we can substantially reduce those risks through the cultivation of a robust safety culture across the industry and within our own regulatory organizations," he said in an Oct. 22 address to the International Regulators Forum 2013 Offshore Safety Conference in Perth. He noted that this year marks the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha Platform explosion and fire in the British No...

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