SPECIAL REPORT: Refiners apply safety lessons from BP Texas City explosion

09/08/2008
Refiners are applying safety lessons while BP PLC responds to recommendations from the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) following the deadly Mar. 23, 2005, explosion at BP America Inc.’s Texas City, Tex., refinery.The CSB directed its Texas City incident recommendations toward BP, the American Petroleum Institute, the US Department of Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), and others.This story examines how BP, API, and OSHA are addressing CSB’s key recommendations following the explosion that killed 15 people and injured 170 others at the 446,500 b/cd refinery.BP has increased its health, safety, and environment staff; expanded safety a...
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