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The Emergence of a Culture of Safety Online Class

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In 2013, The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announced its final Safety Culture Policy defining the nine characteristics of a Robust Safety Culture. This policy identifies the critical human factor element and its role in safety. This unique video provides you with a robust overview in less than 80 minutes of what is going on out there. Not just a short online presentation but one that provides the viewer with a ROAD MAP and ACTION PLAN to implement a sustainable Culture of Safety in their organization, including their extended enterprise and supply chain.

Topic's Covered

  • Characteristics of a Robust Safety Culture
  • How the industry is implementing the Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) regulations
  • Systemic Risk Management
  • Mobility Enabled Operations Management System (OMS)
  • Making Change Happen-Implementing a Culture of Safety
  • Other industry "good" practices
  • High Reliability Management (HRM)

Who should Attend

  • Leaders will develop an understanding of the challenges upstream operations face and learn how to implement a Culture of Safety in their organization
  • Operations management will learn industry "good" practices that they can adopt immediately
  • Energy Service and Engineering companies will learn what is required of them to support their customer's Culture of Safety and SEMS requirements
  • Manufacturers will learn what is required of their installation and maintenance processes to meet the SEMS requirements
  • Process and occupational safety personnel will learn how to incorporate safety into governance models
  • HR personnel will learn what is expected to assure Workforce Competencies required today
  • Legal and other advisors will develop a broad understanding of the challenges their clients are facing in our Post-Macondo world
  • Political leaders, journalists, and others interested in safety in oil and gas operations
  • NOT just for viewers in the USA or offshore-A Culture of Safety is emerging on a global scale

About the Instructor

Scott M. Shemwell, D.B.A.

Dr. Shemwell, Managing Director of The Rapid Response Institute, is an authority and thought leader in field operations and risk management with over 30 years in the energy sector leading turnaround and transformation processes for global S&P 500 organizations as well as start-up and professional service firms. He had been directly involved in over $5 billion acquisition and divestitures as well as the management of significant projects and business units.

He formerly served as Chief Operating Officer for an energy services company. He directed Oracle's Energy Practice as vice president responsible for driving the strategic direction and business development.

While MCI Systemhouse (now HP) he developed and implemented of the firm's Y2K practice with a focus on the real-time systems responsible for both upstream and downstream petroleum production operation-forerunner of today's Digital Oilfield.

While serving on the Halliburton Energy Services Leadership Team, he led its Information Technology line of business and was directly engaged in the transformation of the company into its Integrated Solutions business model as well acting as the CIO of the $2 billion Terra Nova (offshore Canada) project.

Dr. Shemwell has authored over 300 articles and presentations and three books; Essays on Business and Information, volumes I & II and just released, implementing a Culture of Safety: A Roadmap for Performance Based Compliance as co-author and its companion How to Assess the Maturity of your organization's Culture of Safety in Ten Minutes or Less. He also serves as a member of the PennEnergy Research Advisory Board.

Formerly a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army Air Defense Artillery, he holds a Bachelor of Science in physics from North Georgia College, a Master of Business Administration from Houston Baptist University and a Doctor of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.


This class is entirely web-based. After purchase you will be sent a link including username and password to login to the class. The class runs just under 80 minutes in length.

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