TPC Group Incident and the Importance of Robust Risk Management

Recently, the importance of robust risk management programs in industrial operations has been emphasized by several incidents highlighting the catastrophic consequences of neglecting safety protocols. One recent case involves TPC Group, a Texas petrochemical company, for violating the Clean Air Act.  Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of […]

Staying Off OSHA’s Severe Violator List (SVL)

Maintaining a safe work environment is not only a legal requirement – it is also a moral obligation that every business owes its employees. Staying off OSHA’s Severe Violator List (SVL) is extremely important to workplaces that pride themselves on having a strong safety culture.  What does it take to steer clear of this list?  […]

Remembering the Texas City Explosion of 1947

April 16th marked a somber anniversary in the history of Texas City due to an unimaginable disaster. In 1947, during a time of prosperity for the oil, shipping, and chemical industry in Galveston County, tragedy struck the town of 16,000 residents. The French freighter, the Grand Camp, docked at Texas City to load a heavy […]