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OSHA's amended crane operator qualification requirements, which went into effect earlier this year, left some employers scrambling to meet the new compliance standards. Read more


Do you have a strategic workforce development plan in place? If you don't, you may be setting yourself up for serious challenges as the skilled labor gap grows and human resources go unreplaced -- or are poorly replaced -- as a result. Read more

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Just one-third of projects -- that's how many large-scale construction projects come within 10 percent of their budget, according to recent findings from KPMG International. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

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It only takes one hurricane to devastate an area. Therefore, having a strong support system ready when needed this hurricane season is key to safety and recovery. Read more

Emergency Response

Efficiency is critical to any project, and plants are looking for ways to continuously improve and decrease unnecessary downtime. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

BIC Magazine attended the AFPM National Occupational & Process Safety Conference in Grapevine, TX. The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers emphasizes American manufacturing and jobs, and proven and reliable products for everyday life. Read more

BIC Attends

BIC Alliance visits with Mahaffey, Intrepid, Alliance Safety Council and others at the OSHA VPPPA Region VI trade show held at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Read more

BIC Attends

Sometimes the 80/20 rule spells disaster. According to McKinsey, over 80 percent of turnarounds experience cost overruns. One possible explanation? Cost control and forecasting are implemented on fewer than 20 percent of turnarounds. Read more

From BIC Alliance Members

Implement participative management and transformational leadership that goes beyond basic supervision. This is one of 14 key points Dr. W. Edward Demings offers to improve effectiveness in operations. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

According to a recent survey conducted by USG Corp. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 58 percent of organizations reported that workers with insufficient skills are increasing safety risks. Read more

Current Issue

It’s no secret safety is critical to the success of any construction project. In particular, crane operator safety is in the spotlight this year, as employers are in the implementation phase of OSHA’s new crane operator safety requirements, which we Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Furthermore, according to a survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America, 70 percent believe finding and retaining workers will be as difficult or more difficult in the future. Read more

Training & Human Resources

Downstream petrochemical construction and engineering projects involve expensive equipment, large crews and lengthy timeframes. Whether you are upgrading existing facilities or constructing a new building, with so many moving parts, complications... Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

When people ask about factors affecting oil prices, industry vets often point to three things: taxes, politics and weather. As the U.S. Energy Information Administration puts it, worldwide supply and demand determines the prices for crude oil... Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

When you work within the safety regulations of the petrochemical industry, flexibility doesn't typically come into play. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

More downstream petrochemical operations are including temporary structures in their plans. Yet, turnarounds and other projects still come with unexpected challenges that can impact the original timeframe and budget, leading to dreaded scope creep. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

When manufacturing plants and chemical companies shut down due to scheduled turnarounds or are on the cusp of an expansion, they often require adjustments to their worksites Many organizations have turned to temporary structures to meet their needs. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

As equipment maintenance and preservation become top priority, many companies within the drilling industry have turned to temporary structures to accommodate their needs and ensure business continuity no matter the circumstance. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Mahaffey Fabric Structures has acquired more than $24.2 million in assets from Classic Party Rentals, including tents, structure frame, fabric pieces and specialty structures. Read more

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