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NANCY FORD, Contributing Writer

It's not exactly breaking news that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. But that revered wisdom is especially true when it comes to performance indicators across the HSE landscape. Read more

Current Issue

Designing for reliability and maintenance principles should be considered early on and continue through every stage of a capital project. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Research conducted in 2014-2015 by the Campbell Institute indicates a contractor lifecycle consists of five phases: prequalification, pre-job task and risk assessment, training and orientation, monitoring of the job and post-job evaluation. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

LyondellBasell: There is an initial deliverable that is key for responding to plant emergencies. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

While accentuating there are always things that can be done to improve strategies and lead to greater reliability in plant maintenance, David Reed, director of plant maintenance for Eastman Chemical, said there is at least one thing he and his team a Read more

Plant Management & Operations

If plants sincerely want to up their game in achieving and sustaining success in their safety programs, it all starts with a well-conceived, consistent plan. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

As oil and gas and related industries adapt to the generational shift in the workforce. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Why RCM? Reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) is a risk-based process for determining cost-effective maintenance and surveillance actions to maintain a proven level of reliability. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

In addition to inflicting tragic loss of life, severe weather events wield the potential to damage terminals and tanks and impact services and commodity prices. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

In the energy industry, there is talk of "lessons learned" everywhere you turn. However, the true measure of a lesson learned is changed behavior -- doing things differently so the same mistakes will not be made again. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

While considerable progress has been made in recent years in identifying, addressing and eliminating the causes of industrial and process safety incidents, the goal is to get to zero worker injuries and adverse events. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

When it comes to measuring or benchmarking true craft productivity, industry leaders have a choice of approaches. Read more

Training & Human Resources

Develop a contractor-led safety program that revitalized the engagement of the contractor workforce. Read more

Current Issue

One key tactic for companies seeking to attract and retain top talent is to develop a "challenge culture" in which workers provide feedback. Read more

Training & Human Resources

Utilizing the right tools enables field operators, distributed control system (DCS) operators and maintenance to "work hand-in-hand, and we can greatly improve our strategies to reduce downtime and maximize our profitability. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Chevron's emphasis on human performance involves an organizational shift in the way the company thinks about safety, ensuring the presence of safeguards that prevent incidents. Read more

Current Issue

Impending regulations to be issued in 2020 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that aim to reduce sulfur in marine fuels are "the elephant in the room" for shipping and refining businesses. Read more

Offshore & Marine

It's been a little over a decade since shale and its accompanying repercussions on global energy have made an unprecedented impact on not only the U.S. energy picture but also the global energy picture. Read more

Current Issue

Though industry leaders knew from the outset that it held a vast shale deposit of energy resources, Michael Wirth, chairman of the board and CEO for Chevron, said the Permian Basin is proving to be much larger than previously imagined. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

A recent study conducted by IHS Markit focused on the growth of recycled materials and how it might impact demand for products. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

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