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NOPB sets new safety record

The New Orleans Public Railroad had zero reportable injuries and zero reportable human factor derailments in over 365 days. This is the first time...

Top industry stories of 2020

A litany of tumultuous events turned 2020 into a very bipolar year. Few in south Louisiana’s industrial sector escaped the fallout from the COVID-19...

Study finds no elevated cancer risk at Reserve facility

A recent study found no connection between the risk of death from lung or liver cancer and exposure to a chemical produced at a...

Five decades after the birth of OSHA, Louisiana’s injury rates continue to decline

Five decades have passed since President Richard Nixon signed the act into law to create the Occupational Safety & Health Administration and National Institute...

Total Worker Health takes a holistic view of safety

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health coined the term “Total Worker Health” a number of years ago, but it’s largely unrecognized by...

ExxonMobil Baton Rouge takes home top safety performance awards

ExxonMobil Baton Rouge has earned multiple awards from the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers for outstanding safety performance. The Baton Rouge Polyolefins Plant received the...

Implementing OSHA guidelines for oil, gas employees could protect against liability

Implementing newly minted COVID-19 safety protocols from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration could provide legal cover for Louisiana oil and gas companies in...

Louisiana launches ‘smart port’ initiative

Louisiana is launching a smart port initiative that will streamline operations and improve safety through real-time data shared by port administrators, tenants, shippers, and...

GBRIA issues new COVID-19 guidance for industrial workplaces

The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance has issued a new guidance document for preparing industrial workplaces, employees, and contractors for COVID-19. Over the last few...

Toolbox Talks: How SpaceX and NASA don’t think about safety

On May 27, 2020, much of the world watched with anticipation as the SpaceX Falcon 9 was set to launch and carry two NASA...

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