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ExxonMobil refinery fire in Baton Rouge, Louisiana- CSB releases final report

September 18, 2017, Washington, D.C.  – The US Chemical Safety Board has released a safety bulletin on the November 22, 2016 fire that severely burned four workers at the ExxonMobil refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The fire occurred during maintenance activities when operators inadvertently removed bolts that secured a piece of pressure-containing equipment to a […]

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Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security-new Executive Order issued by the President

Washington DC, Aug 01, 2013– Due to the recent spate of chemical industry related accidents and unfortunate events, the President of the United States today issued an Executive Order to improve safety and security in chemical industry related facilities in the US. Towards this end, the President has constituted a working group, called the Chemical […]

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OSHA fines Hess refinery for safety violations

OSHA has cited Hess Corporation, that operates an oil refinery in Port Reading, N.J., for workplace safety and health violations, proposing fines totaling $141,500. The agency initiated the investigation as part of its National Emphasis Program focused on petroleum refinery process safety management.  The company has been issued 31 serious violations and one other-than-serious violation, […]

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