Reviewing proposed EU oil and gas offshore safety regulation: Little to fear and much to gain, or a slippery slope?

January 2012
Offshore;Jan2012, Vol. 72 Issue 1, p84
Trade Publication
The article examines the proposed oil and gas offshore safety regulation of the European Union (EU). It notes that the regulation should be authorized by each member state to permit workers to report issues associated with health and safety. It presents the features of the regulation including independent verification, licensing, liability, and emergency response. It also points out the necessity of transparency and information dissemination.


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