API safety standard and COS leader named to Offshore Energy Center Hall of Fame
Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
API announced the induction today of API Recommended Practice 75 and Center for Offshore Safety Executive Director Charlie Williams into the Offshore Energy Center’s Hall of Fame.
“Safety is a core value for our industry, so it is a special honor for the API family to earn two spots in the Offshore Energy Center’s Hall of Fame for our work to enhance safety,” said David Miller, API director of standards. “We are incredibly proud of the positive impact RP 75 has had on safety and lucky to work with a safety advocate as accomplished as Charlie Williams.”
API’s Recommended Practice for Development of a Safety and Environmental Management Program for Offshore Operations and Facilities (RP 75) was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Pioneering Technology in the category of Health, Safety & Environment. API developed RP 75, the first comprehensive safety and environmental management standard of its kind in the world, in 1993 to provide offshore operators a guide to implementing safety and environmental management systems. The federal government initially endorsed RP75 as a voluntary measure and later made the guidelines mandatory by incorporating the document into federal regulations.
The Offshore Energy Center also honored Charlie Williams for his lifetime of outstanding contributions to the offshore industry and inducted him into the Hall of Fame as an Industry Pioneer. After a 40-year career with Shell during which he served as the company’s Chief Scientist and VP of Hurricane Recovery, Williams was instrumental in the creation of the Marine Well Containment Company and the Center for Offshore Safety, an industry-led initiative to promote continuous safety improvement offshore through effective leadership, communication, teamwork, disciplined management systems, and independent third-party auditing and certification.
API represents all segments of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Its more than 600 members produce, process, and distribute most of the nation’s energy. The industry also supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy.
Source : API