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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...

How Louisiana industry is prepping for the ‘new normal’

Petrochemical leaders are finding they have a lot in common with other market sectors as they sit on the various COVID-19 task forces overseen...

LMOGA, NOIA seek COVID-19 test kits, equipment for offshore workers

The National Ocean Industries Association and the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association have asked federal and Louisiana government officials for allocation of COVID-19 test kits and equipment...

Real and present danger: Industrial plants face a new level of threats from drones,...

Ed Flynn remembers the days when he could drive unencumbered—comparatively speaking—near an industrial site, or ease through the security checkpoint at the airport. That all...

Toolbox Talks: Safe behaviors and risk compensation

In skydiving, there is a tenet called Booth’s rule #2: "The safer skydiving gear becomes, the more chances skydivers will take, in order to...

Toolbox Talks: One size fits all … if you happen to be that size

The idea of one-size fits all is great in that it creates some uniformity and it’s easier to deliver just one, universal product. However,...

Amid pandemic, some industrial owners suspend production to decontaminate

As cases of COVID-19 permeate Louisiana’s industrial complex, some plants are shutting down temporarily to decontaminate their facilities, while others struggle to remain fully...

New rules issued for transporting offshore personnel during pandemic

The Offshore Marine Service Association last week issued a memorandum providing guidance on the transport of potentially infected personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. As Kean...

Temperature checks, travel restrictions, Skype meetings become the new industrial reality

Louisiana’s industrial market awoke to a new reality this week, one consisting of temperature checks, restricted travel and a greater dependence on Skype meetings. To...

Toolbox Talks: Human Performance and Covid-19

I’m not a medical professional. I’m just a person who, like many of you, is consuming a lot of information these days about Covid-19...

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