Special Topics

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.

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
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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
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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)
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CAL-OSHA

Who Should Us 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
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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, 553
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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
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