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New Web-Based Dashboard Enhances Access to Critical Safety Data

Friday, April 15, 2022

A new web-based dashboard for advancing safety in oil and gas operations on the Outer Continental Shelf is now available to industry and the public as part of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) SafeOCS Reporting System. The new state-of-the-art dashboard increases transparency and improves the ability to follow trends, improve inspection planning, understand common factors and see meaningful relationships in process safety, personal safety and environmental stewardship on the OCS.

The new SafeOCS dashboard represents data collected from 2018 to 2020 and represents over 11,900 consolidated voluntarily reported events, including stop cards, incident reports, event narratives, and contractor and operator information. It also allows operators to compare their confidential submissions with aggregated data from all participants to better identify safety risks and address them before an incident occurs.

Working closely with the industry, BTS and BSEE began the SafeOCS program in August 2013 for confidential reporting of safety data, including “near misses,” occurring on the OCS. All reports are analyzed but protected from release under the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act. For more information on the SafeOCS program visit