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OSHA paying a visit? Here’s what you need to know.

There are lots of reasons for OSHA to come knocking at your door, but none are particularly pleasant. The financially and manpower-strapped agency typically...
OSHA

OSHA paying a visit? Here’s what you need to know.

There are lots of reasons for OSHA to come knocking at your door, but none are particularly pleasant. The financially and manpower-strapped agency typically...

A Baton Rouge company spots an opportunity for fire-resistant women’s workwear.

In 2010, Jaime Glas was in the midst of a petroleum engineering internship with Chevron in Bakersfield, California, when a pesky workplace challenge planted...

The exhaustion epidemic: Mitigating fatigue-related hazards

Blame it on Thomas Edison. His invention of the light bulb some 140 years ago led to a monumental shift in cultural norms, and...
rail tank cars

Is it time to update industry standards for rail tank cars?

Industries that use railroads to ship flammable liquids are replacing or retrofitting their rail tank cars to meet more stringent design standards first issued...
OSHA Trump

What kind of relationship will manufacturers have with OSHA now?

The Trump administration has promised to roll back regulations that it says are handcuffing businesses and stifling the economy, and it has shown particular...

With productivity and safety on the line, industry races to outpace drug test dodgers

Louisiana’s industrial complex has a shrewd opponent in the fight against workplace substance abuse—the internet. Even as drug testing technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, some workers...

What’s being done to combat cyber threats targeting the petrochemical, oil and gas industries?

The headlines are worrisome and increasingly frequent. Time and again, the business community is successfully targeted by enterprising cyber profiteers who hack into corporate...

Infrared cameras detect leaks at industrial sites across the Gulf South. Will they gain...

Thanks to the ingenuity of some early visionaries, the use of infrared technology for leak detection is gaining a foothold at industrial sites in...

Mental health programs for employees are becoming commonplace in the industrial workplace

For an industrial contractor like Turner Industries, safety is paramount. But ensuring safety takes more than sound equipment and well-trained workers. People with mental health...

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