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    October 31, 2016

    4 Ways EHS Software is Transforming Maritime

    With new regulations from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), the maritime industry is being transformed as we speak. Here’s how EHS software is smoothing the way for top companies.

    For offshore energy companies and the maritime companies that support them, things are changing fast. And nowhere are the changes more evident than in EHS departments across the industry. That’s because the BSEE has recently handed down significant reforms, meaning environmental, health and safety programs must become even more effective and efficient in keeping workers, vendors and clients safe.

    Here are four ways ehs software is helping smooth the way to transform the maritime industry.

    1. Achieving Zero Incidents: Bisso Marine

    Bisso Marine, an offshore energy production support company, is obviously heavily vested in modern maritime EHS programs. They company has been around since 1890, and one of the reasons of its continued dominance is due to its stellar EHS program.

    As of this writing, the company's current TRIR is 0.00, with a 0.32 for 2015

    One of the most impressive features of a program like Bissos’ is the extensive training, managed of course by cutting edge software which can combine many diverse functions. The areas of training for onboarding new employees before they become full-fledged employees include:

    • SEMS training
    • Incident reporting instructions
    • Emergency procedures
    • OMSA Safe Gulf
    • HSE management system training
    • and more

    2. Maintaining Port Security

    National security comes into play when ships come into port. Docking safely and in compliance with 33 CFR Part 105 means EHS professionals have a lot on their hands. From tracking incident responses when handling cargo to ensuring regulatory compliance with OSHA, the CDC, FEMA, and the NSC, having cutting edge software keeps them on top of everything.

    3. Working Safely on the Waterfront

    Waterfront environments are all hustle and bustle, which means maritime workers are even more at risk of becoming involved in a health or safety incident. Software that collects data and helps EHS professionals to analyze their reports helps them manage the waterfront scene in the following ways:

    • They can create a terminal plan that keeps railcar workers safe, especially when positioning cars or unlocking cones.
    • They can coordinate safe practices that meet OSHA standards.

    4. Managing Confined Space Hazards

    Maritime conditions require proper understanding of health and safety hazards that come with permit-required confined space entry. Keep track of data associated with ventilation procedures, atmospheric hazards, training, and signage, all with EHS software that’s customized for the maritime industry.


    Of course, there are many more examples than just these four. The right software can help maritime EHS professionals make their company safer, healthier, compliant, and even more efficient than ever before. 


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