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Jan 7, 2014

Working Papers on the Safety Case Regulatory Model and its Attributes

During the CSB's investigation of the Macondo incident, the Board has reached out to experts in a variety of fields to understand the latest thinking and advances in major accident prevention, offshore petroleum engineering, risk management, organizational behavior, process safety indicators, corporate governance, and other safety topics relevant to Macondo.

The CSB also collaborated with former regulatory heads and those involved in the creation or transformation of offshore regulatory frameworks. Below we offer a selection of pertinent working papers and reference documents.

Additional materials will be added peridocially over the next several months as the CSB completes its investigation of the Macondo accident.

Qualified Risk Assessment (QRA) the HSE offshore experience - A personal perspective prepared by Ian Whewell former Director of Offshore Division
of The UK Health and Safety Executive for the US Chemical Safety Board

The Cost-Benefit Hurdle for Safety Case Regulation - A discussion paper prepared for the US Chemical Safety Board; by Andrew Hopkins, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Australian National University

Health and Safety Executive Safety Report Assessment Manual

Explaining “Safety Case” - Andrew Hopkins

This paper is an extended version of a talk given to the Joint Regulators Forum on the
Use of Performance-based Regulatory Models in the US Oil and Gas Industry,
held in Texas City, Texas, September 21, 2012

Assessment Principles for Offshore Safety Cases (APOSC)

 

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