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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...

SEACOR boat capsized while lowering legs, turning into wind

An offshore oil industry boat operated by SEACOR Marine had begun to lower its legs and was trying to turn to face heavy winds...

Pipeline cyberattack exposes energy infrastructure vulnerabilities

Though the Colonial Pipeline that supplies fuel to nearly half the East Coast is back up and running again after a five-day shutdown caused...
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GBRIA presents safety awards at Baton Rouge ceremony

The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance Inc. (GBRIA) announced the winners of its 25th Annual Safety Excellence Awards during a virtual ceremony, then distributed...

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