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Washington OSHA Releases Draft Language for its PSM Standard for Refineries
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February 7, 2018 By Daniel J. Grucza at Hunton & Williams LLP

Last October, we saw the State of California implement its “PSM for Refineries” standard and now the State of Washington’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) appears to be following suit, releasing draft language to adopt a rule of its own. This new chapter will only apply to Process Safety Management (PSM) for petrochemical refining facilities.

OSHA's Top 10 Safety and Health Violations for 2017
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December 29, 2017 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC., and Josh Means at Inspectioneering, LLC

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released its annual list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations. In 2017 Fall Protection, Hazard Communication, and Scaffolding once again tops the list.

Reynolds Wrap Up: Highlights from the API Subcommittee on Inspection and Mechanical Integrity (SCIMI) Meetings at the Fall 2017 API Standards Meeting
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December 19, 2017 By John Reynolds at Intertek

Industry SME John Reynolds provides his bi-annual updates from the API Standards Meeting and discusses developments related to the 2019 API Inspection Summit, SCIMI codes, standards, and recommended practices, and the API Individual Certification Program (ICP).

OSHA Releases New PSM Guidance for Oil Refineries
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September 13, 2017 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a new guide to help petroleum refiners comply with its Process Safety Management (PSM) standard (1910.119). The guide presents lessons learned from the petroleum refinery Process Safety Management National Emphasis Program.

Benchmarking Surveys - Are They Worth Your Time?
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August 25, 2017 By Nick Schmoyer at Inspectioneering

How do you make decisions in regards to your mechanical integrity program? There are many voices out there offering advice; could be a co-worker, could be a trusted associate from another company or facility. But don't underestimate the power of cold, hard facts. Inspectioneering's Benchmarking Surveys and Reports can arm you with the data you need to make better informed decisions when it comes to your mechanical integrity program.

Reynold's Wrap Up:  Highlights from the API Subcommittee on Inspection and Mechanical Integrity (SCIMI) Meetings at the Spring 2017 API Standards Meeting
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June 19, 2017 By John Reynolds at Intertek

Updates and developments related to the 2019 API Inspection Summit, SCIMI code, standard, and recommended practices, and the API Individual Certification Program (ICP).

8 Essential Features of Field Data Collection Technology
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June 14, 2017 By Ken Latino at GE Digital

Having connected assets that continuously monitor their own health and feed that information back in a way that is timely and actionable will drive business outcomes and help organizations achieve loftier goals.

OSHA Issues Two PSM Reports for Facilities Storing Highly Hazardous Chemicals
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June 1, 2017 By Nickole C. Winnett at Jackson Lewis P.C.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued two reports on the safe management of hazards by small businesses and storage facilities that use highly hazardous chemicals in business processes.

Have you determined whether or not your equipment is subject to Brittle Fracture?
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Auto-refrigeration can impose low temperatures onto process vessels and piping causing them to be at risk of brittle fracture, the sudden break-before leak phenomena that can result in catastrophic rupture of the equipment.

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April 27, 2017 By Tyler Alvarado at Inspectioneering

While the Journal remains the cornerstone of Inspectioneering, we've broadened our scope to work toward a more comprehensive and diverse offering.

Reynolds Wrap Up: Highlights from the 2017 API Inspection Summit
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February 27, 2017 By John Reynolds at Intertek

The 2017 API Inspection Summit in Galveston was another big success, as evidences by the critique sheets of attendees. Another attendance record was set with 1406 registered attendees, all of whom had choose among nearly 200 different presentations over the three day span.

Announcing Inspectioneering's 2017 Editorial Board
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January 16, 2017 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

In 2017 we are adding several new members to Inspectioneering’s Editorial Board. This team of industry subject matter experts will guide the direction of the Journal and other Inspectioneering resources for years to come.

Ring in the New Year by Committing to a Culture of Safety
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January 3, 2017 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

At the end of every year, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases a list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year, comprised from approximately 32,000 workplace inspections by federal OSHA staff.

Reynolds Wrap Up: Highlights from the API Subcommittee on Inspection and Mechanical Integrity (SCIMI) Meeting at the Fall API Standards Meeting
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December 29, 2016 By John Reynolds at Intertek

The Fall API Standards Meeting was incredibly productive and addressed, among other issues, the API Inspection Summit, balloting for the 11th edition of API 510, and improvements to the inspection section of each damage mechanism in API RP 571.

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October 27, 2016 By John Reynolds at Intertek

I hope by now, everyone is aware that the next API Inspection Summit will be held again at the Galveston Convention Center from January 31– February 2, 2017.

The Future of NDT Looks Bright from ASNT's Annual Conference
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October 27, 2016 By Hannah Boon at Inspectioneering, LLC

ASNT’s 2016 Annual Conference took place this week in Long Beach, CA and was a special event celebrating “75 years of Success in Creating a Safer World.” The event brought together over 2,000 technicians, researchers, and other professionals from around the world to discuss ideas, best practices, new technologies, and lessons learned on nondestructive testing (NDT). With more than 200 exhibitors, there was certainly something to gain for everyone in the NDT community.


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