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The Pipeline Safety and the Construction Safety special topics modules provide easy access to regulatory information that includes relevant laws, regulations, proposed rules and Good Management Practices. Dakota Auditor's Security Assessment module covers the Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard and provides convenient access to practical security guidance and Good Management Practices.

CAL-OSHA

Who Should Use It: Industrial facilities located in the state of California.

Description: This module contains applicability determinations and detailed compliance protocols based on California's occupational health and safety regulations published by Cal-OSHA. This module may be used as a stand-alone system or as an Add-On module to the standard Dakota Federal System.

Major Topics

  • Injury and Illness Prevention Program
  • Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records
  • Aisles and Walkways
  • Stairways and Ramps
  • Exits
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Fire Prevention Plans
  • Guardrails
  • Scaffolds
  • Ladders
  • Sanitation
  • Signs and Tags
  • Personal Safety Devices
  • Heat Illness Prevention
  • Containers and Vessels
  • Hand and Portable Powered Tools and Equipment
  • Use, Care, and Protection of Abrasive Wheels
  • Vehicles and Equipment
  • Transportation of Employees and Materials
  • Power Operated Presses
  • Metal Working Machines
  • Die Casting Machines
  • Woodworking Machines and Equipment
  • Chemical Industry Machines
  • Rubber and Composition Working Machines
  • Plastic Processing Machinery
  • Compressed Gas and Air Cylinders
  • Electric Welding, Cutting and Heating
  • Occupational Noise
  • Ergonomics
  • HVAC Systems
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Confined Spaces
  • Process Safety Management
  • Hazard Communication
  • Regulated Carcinogens
  • Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • HAZWOPER
  • Flammable Liquids, Gases, and Vapors
  • Fire Protection
  • Occupational Injury or Illness Reports and Records
  • Low-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders

Regulations Covered

  • Cal-OSHA's General Industry Safety Orders 8 CCR 2320, 2340, 2350, 2360, 2380, 2390, 2395, 2400, 2418, 2420, 2473, 2480, 2484, 2485, 2500, 2505, 2510, 2533, 2534, 2540, 2571, 2585, 2586, 3203, 3204, 3209 - 3235, 3270 - 3278, 3314, 3317 - 3320, 3328, 3339 - 3341, 3360 - 3368, 3380 - 3387, 3390, 3395, 3400, 3480 - 3482, 3555, 3556, 3575 - 3583, 3649 - 3669, 3700 - 3706, 4184 - 4188, 4189 - 4216, 4225 - 4243, 4260 - 4266, 4296 - 4325, 4565 - 4570, 4579 - 4592, 4600 - 4601, 4649, 4650, 4657, 4850 - 4853, 5095 - 5100, 5110, 5139 - 5149, 5156 - 5158, 5160 - 5168, 5189, 5191, 5193, 5194, 5194.1, 5203, 5206, 5210, 5416, 5417, 5418, 5420, 6150, 6151, 6165, 6170, 6175, 6180, 6181, 6182, 6183, 6184, 14000 - 14001, 14005, 14300

Construction Safety

Who Should Use It: Employers, contractors, and subcontractors engaged in general construction, building alteration or repair, and painting and decorating of buildings or structures.

Description: This module addresses OSHA standards for the construction industry that are commonly applicable to construction sites and that differ from OSHA standards for general industry. This module may be purchased as a stand-alone system or as an Add-On Module to the standard Dakota Federal System.

Major Topics:

  • General Safety and Health
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Electrical Safety
  • Scaffolds
  • Aerial Lifts
  • Stairways and Ladders
  • Fall Hazard Protection
  • Excavations
  • Materials handling
  • Cranes, Derricks, and Hoists
  • Motor Equipment and Powered Industrial Trucks
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Hazard Communication
  • Lead
  • Asbestos
  • Ventilation and Protection in Welding

Regulations Covered:

  • 29 CFR 1926 Subparts C, E, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, P, W, X, CC, DD
  • 29 CFR 1926.59, 1926.62, 1926.353,1926.1101

Mine Safety

Who Should Use It: Any mine regulated by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

Description: This module covers MSHA’s safety and health regulations. This module may be used as a stand-alone system or as an Add-On Module to the Dakota Federal System.

Major Topics

  • Hazard Communication
  • Training and Retraining Miners
  • Mine Rescue Teams
  • Notifications, Investigations, and Reporting
  • Occupational Noise Exposure
  • Safety and Health Standards

Offshore Mineral Resources

Who Should Use It: Designed for facilities engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), with a focus on ongoing operations subject to an existing lease.

Description: This module covers requirements for OCS facilities subject to a BOEM lease and BSEE oversight, such as offshore platforms and mobile offshore drilling units. The module is designed to focus on managing EHS compliance at existing OCS facilities that have already obtained a lease. Ongoing compliance obligations of the BOEM leasing program under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and ongoing BSEE EHS management requirements, including SEMS II, are covered in this module.

Major Topics

  • Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS II)
  • Drilling Operations and Permits
  • Well Completion
  • Safety Standards for Offshore Platforms and Structures
  • Production Safety Systems and Equipment
  • Decommissioning Activities
  • Production Requirements
  • Geological and Geophysical Exploration
  • Oil Spill Financial Responsibility and Response
  • Ongoing Compliance Requirements Related to Lease Terms, Exploration Plans, Development and Production Plans, and other Planning Documents

Regulations Covered

  • Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA)
  • 30 CFR 250, 251, 252, 254, 256, 270, 290, 291, 550, 551, 552, 553

Offshore Safety and Security

Who Should Use it: Designed to ensure compliance with U.S. Coast Guard safety and security regulations at offshore facilities engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas.

Description: This module covers U.S. Coast Guard safety and security regulations as they pertain to offshore facilities engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas on the OCS. The module focuses on requirements for fixed and floating OCS facilities, including MODUs. Topics such as workplace safety standards, security requirements for OCS facilities, employee training and credentials, and facility and navigational safety equipment standards are covered in this module.

Major Topics

  • Workplace Safety Standards for OCS Facilities
  • Security for OCS Facilities
  • Design, Construction, Equipment, Inspection and Operation of MODUs
  • Marine Casualty Reporting and Investigation
  • Employee Credential and Certification Requirements
  • Aids to Navigation Requirements (e.g., Obstruction Warning Lights and Sound Signals)
  • Lifesaving and Fire-Fighting Equipment Standards

Regulations Covered

  • 33 CFR 67, 101, 103, 106, 135, 136, 140 - 147, 153
  • 46 CFR 4, 10, 11, 107 - 109

Pipeline Safety

Who Should Use It: Facilities engaged in activities associated with the transportation by pipeline of natural gas or other types of gas, hazardous liquids, carbon dioxide, and/or oil.

Description: This module contains applicability determinations and compliance protocols for topics that are common to pipeline facilities, particularly operations, maintenance, record keeping, and reporting requirements. This module may be used as a stand-alone system or as an Add-On Module to the standard Dakota Federal System.

Major Topics:

  • Natural Gas/Other Gas Pipelines
  • Liquefied Natural Gas
  • Onshore Oil Pipelines
  • Hazardous Liquids
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing

Regulations Covered:

  • 49 CFR 191-195, 199

Security Assessment Module

Who Should Use It: Every facility interested in safeguarding its property, processes, and personnel.

Description: This module addresses Department of Homeland Security requirements and is a resource to help managers and facilities identify Good Management Practices associated with both site and transportation security. Dakota Software is pleased to provide the Security Assessment module to all of its customers at no charge.

Regulations Covered:

  • 6 CFR 27

Publications Covered:

  • Site Security Guidelines for the U.S. Chemical Industry (ACC)
  • Transportation Security Guidelines for the U.S. Chemical Industry (ACC)
  • Enhancing the Security of Hazardous Materials in Transportation (DOT)
  • Recommendations for Handling Suspicious Letters or Packages (OSHA)

Texas Air

Who Should Use It: Industrial facilities located in the state of Texas.

Description: This module contains select full text air pollution control regulations published by TCEQ and compliance checklists containing regulatory requirements drawn from the full text regulations. This module may be used as a stand-alone system or as an Add-On module to the standard Dakota Federal System.

Major Topics

  • General Air Quality Rules
  • Permits By Rule
  • Control of Air Pollution from Visible Emissions
  • Control of Air Pollution from Volatile Organic Compounds
  • New Source Review Permits (full text regulations with organizational framework for recording facility-specific requirements)
  • Control of Air Pollution from Nitrogen Compounds
  • Control of Air Pollution Episodes
  • Federal Operating Permits Program (full text regulations with organizational framework for recording facility-specific requirements)
  • Control of Air Pollution from Nitrogen Compounds
  • Control of Air Pollution Episodes
  • Federal Operating Permits Program

Regulations Covered

  • 30 TAC Chapter 101 - General Air Quality Rules
  • 30 TAC Chapter 106 - Permits By Rule (Subchapters A, B, G, K, O, P, T, U, V, W, X)
  • 30 TAC Chapter 111, Subchapter A, Division 1 - Visible Emissions
  • 30 TAC Chapter 115, Subchapter B, Division 1 - VOC Storage
  • 30 TAC Chapter 115, Subchapter B, Division 2 - Vent Gas Controls
  • 30 TAC Chapter 115, Subchapter B, Division 3 - Water/Oil Separation
  • 30 TAC Chapter 115, Subchapter B, Division 4 - Industrial Wastewater
  • 30 TAC Chapter 115, Subchapter C, Divisions 1 - VOC Loading/Unloading
  • 30 TAC Chapter 115, Subchapter C, Division 2 - Motor Vehicle Fuel Dispensing
  • 30 TAC Chapter 115, Subchapter D, Division 2 & 3 - Petroleum Refineries & Petrochemicals - Fugitive Emissions
  • 30 TAC Chapter 115, Subchapter E, Division 1 - Solvent Degreasing Machines
  • 30 TAC Chapter 115, Subchapter H, Division 1 - HRVOC Vent Gas Controls
  • 30 TAC Chapter 115, Subchapter H, Division 2 - HRVOC Cooling Towers
  • 30 TAC Chapter 115, Subchapter H, Division 3 - HRVOC Fugitive Emissions
  • 30 TAC Chapter 116 - New Source Review permits
  • 30 TAC Chapter 117, Subchapter B, Division 1 – Beaumont-Port Arthur Ozone Nonattainment Area Major Sources
  • 30 TAC Chapter 117, Subchapter B, Division 3 – Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Ozone Nonattainment Area Major Sources
  • 30 TAC Chapter 117, Subchapter C, Division 3 – Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Ozone Nonattainment Area Utility Generation
  • 30 TAC Chapter 118 - Control of Air pollution Episodes
  • 30 TAC Chapter 122 - Federal Operating Permits

Texas Health

Who Should Use It: Industrial facilities located in the state of Texas.

Description: This module contains select full text health protection regulations published by the Texas Department of State Health Services and compliance checklists containing regulatory requirements drawn from those full text regulations. This module may be used as a stand-alone system or as an Add-On module to the standard Dakota Federal System.

Major Topics

  • Radiation Control
  • Licensing of Naturally-Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM)
  • Laser Registration
  • Asbestos Health Protection
  • Mold Assessment and Remediation

Regulations Covered

  • 25 TAC 289, Sections 202, 203, 205, 251, 252 and 259 – Radiation Control
  • 25 TAC 289, Subchapter F, Section 259 - Licensing of NORM
  • 25 TAC 289, Subchapter G, Section 301 – Laser Registration
  • 25 TAC 295, Subchapter C, Sections 31-73 – Asbestos Health Protection
  • 25 TAC 295, Subchapter J, Sections 301-338 – Mold Assessment and Remediation

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