This is a re-post of a 2013 post to a Reuters article about new oil rig safety regulations. Many of the regulations are relevant to other businesses and industries where catastrophic incidents can occur. In part, for example, the regulations require risk management processes, involvement of the entire enterprise, that there be specifically identified people who are responsible and accountable for the risk management, and risk management on a 24/7 basis with employee authority to shutdown operations in certain circumstances. Below I have posted the link to the Reuters article, and also a link to part of the applicable CFR (posted on http://www.law.cornell) if you want to look at the actual regulations.
U.S. launches new stop work rules for safety on oil rigs | Reuters.
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