The SafeOCS Industry Safety Data (ISD) program is a voluntary, confidential reporting program for the collection and analysis of offshore energy safety data. The scope includes near miss events, events with consequences, and other event information pertinent to potential hazards involving process safety, personal safety, environmental stewardship, and transportation.
Statisticians and industry subject matter experts analyze the aggregated data to identify industrywide trends. The results are presented in four main focus areas: process safety, personal safety, environmental stewardship, and transportation safety. Stakeholders can use the results to inform and support continuous safety improvement in the industry.
In 2019, BTS completed the ISD proof-of-concept pilot project (a.k.a. Phase I), which was conducted with the assistance of representatives from companies working in the Gulf of Mexico who expressed interest in participating as early implementers. The report on Phase I can be found here.
The program started following completion of the pilot and is ongoing. All companies working in the Outer Continental Shelf are encouraged to participate in the SafeOCS ISD program so the industry can optimize the opportunities to learn from each other and improve safety performance. More information on how to join the program can be found here.
Upon execution of the Agreement, each company is then ready to submit data directly to BTS for inclusion in the ISD database.
BTS data analysts will review the data and aggregate results for further review and analysis.
BTS disseminates results of data analysis through dashboards and published reports.
BTS uses ad hoc, unstructured, non-continuing work groups to obtain information or viewpoints from individuals with relevant expertise and to share valuable information with all stakeholders.