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BSEE conducts unannounced oil spill exercise off Louisiana coast

To ensure that oil and gas companies are prepared to respond quickly and effectively to an offshore oil spill, the Bureau of Safety and...

GBRIA recognizes winners of 2022 Safety Excellence Awards

The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance announced the winners of its 26th Annual Safety Excellence Awards during an April 14 banquet at the L’Auberge...

EPA plans surprise inspections at Louisiana plants

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Jan. 26 that it would conduct a series of enforcement actions aimed to hold industry accountable, reports The American...

As wind farm popularity grows, safety risk is unclear

Last fall, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a new initiative intended to make Louisiana a leader in harnessing wind power. But it remains to be...
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Louisiana establishes stricter rules for oilfield tanks after accident

Louisiana regulators have established new rules for oilfield tank batteries after an explosion killed a 14-year-old girl, and plan to identify all such storage...

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a proclamation last week recognizing October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month in Louisiana, reports KTBS. Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated and...

NTSB says communication, reporting failures caused fatal barge crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that a fatal head-on crash between barges pushed by two towboats in Louisiana was caused by inadequate...
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OSHA Region 6 begins ‘confined space’ enforcement

OSHA's Region 6 office, which includes Louisiana, launched a regional emphasis program (REP) on July 23 to enforce the agency’s permit-required confined spaces standard...

CITGO Lake Charles conducts ‘Worst Case Drill’

The CITGO Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex completed a "Worst Case Drill" in July in order to prepare and train employees, reports KTBS News. The plant...

‘The industry is back’: Lafayette’s Moncla revives a 14-year-old training tool to get workers...

As the oil industry returns in Lafayette, Moncla Energy Company has revived a training tool that hasn't been used since 2007. As KLFY reports, the...

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