IHRDC Streamlines SEMS Compliance Process for Offshore Operators

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New Compliance Module is designed to help offshore operators and contractors comply with the BSEE’s Workplace Safety Rule.

International Human Resources Development Corporation (IHRDC) announced today the launch of its new Compliance Module, software designed to help offshore operators and contractors comply with the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)’s Workplace Safety Rule. The regulation requires all offshore operators and contractors to create a Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) that compiles safety and environmental information, training and competency status, risk assessments, emergency plans, and other information.

IHRDC’s new module, part of IHRDC’s competency management software, CMS Online, is specifically designed to manage SEMS regulations, providing companies with a detailed snapshot of their compliance status across the organization. The Compliance Module can function either alone or as an integrated part of CMS Online.

“IHRDC and our international roster of clients have been working together to develop a computer-based tool to track and report on mandated training requirements. The increased emphasis on compliance and enforcement by BSEE and international regulators makes the launch of this tool very timely,” said Bradford Donohue, IHRDC vice president, competency management. “Our new Compliance Module allows clients to track each employee’s training and compliance status and easily gather and review the information when it is time for an audit.”

The implementation of a SEMS program can help prevent accidents by addressing human elements and avoid costly errors through better organization and training. The new regulations also require extensive environmental and safety documentation and periodic audits of the entire system to ensure that all aspects of the rule are met.

Because the new rules can require several training events to satisfy a single regulation, IHRDC uses the concept of a “Compliance Role” to track each employee’s progress. By grouping the required training according to these roles, a compliance status report provides a clear view of the current state of compliance for employees, supervisors, and managers. A “Compliance Dashboard” lets supervisors immediately know the compliance status in real time for all of their employees, and alerts them via e-mail when an individual’s compliance is going to expire. IHRDC’s Compliance Module can also be linked to a client’s Learning Management System to further facilitate the task of maintaining workforce compliance for mandated training requirements.

To learn more about the new Compliance Module please visit http://www.ihrdc.com.

About IHRDC:

International Human Resources Development Corporation (http://www.ihrdc.com) has been a global leader in training and competency management for the oil and gas industry for more than 40 years, offering the best Instructional Programs, e-Learning resources, and Competency Management services available to the industry today. The company is headquartered in Boston, USA with offices in Houston, Amsterdam, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, and Lagos.

IHRDC is the proud recipient of the "Petroleum Industry Training Provider of the Year Award" from the Getenergy organization for 2010, 2011, and 2012, a 2011 Platinum AVA Award, 18 Telly Awards, and the 2003 Corporate Award for Excellence in Distance Learning Programming.

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