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BSEE finds offshore worker death could have been prevented

Nearly two years after the death of a contractor working on an offshore oil and gas platform, a federal agency determined the incident could...

GAO cites BSEE improvements under Angelle

Last week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office's biennial High-Risk Series Report cited the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE’s) for progress in addressing...

Audit questions state’s air quality enforcement

Though Louisiana’s air quality has improved in recent years, state regulators should be doing more to ensure companies are complying with air quality rules,...

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...

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