The Center for Offshore Safety

The Center for Offshore Safety (COS) is entering its second decade of advancing safety, environmental protection, operational integrity, and risk management on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). We invite all companies involved in the offshore oil and natural gas industry to join the COS in its mission to advance operational excellence, safety, and environmental stewardship in the OCS.

Guidelines & Reports

Access audit protocols, guidance documents, API RP 75, and the COS Annual Report

COS SEMS Certificates Expanded to All Offshore Companies

COS SEMS Certificates Expanded to All Offshore Companies

The new document, COS 2-05, Requirements for COS SEMS Certificates, now gives all offshore companies the opportunity to receive a COS SEMS Certificate if they meet the requirements of the document.

  • Establishes, implements, and maintains a SEMS that meets the requirements of API RP 75;
  • Participates in a SEMS audit by a COS-accredited Audit Service Provider (ASP); and
  • Implements Corrective Action from audit findings.
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Safety Leadership Award Nominations

Safety Leadership Award Nominations

The Safety Leadership Awards encourage and reward outstanding contributions by U.S. offshore industry participants to improve safety management and performance through leadership, communication, and teamwork. Have a peer who you think embodies these characteristics? Nominate them today.
Nomination Form