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Training & Human Resources

Employees who manage a network of sites or a frontline of employees and direct as much as two-thirds of the workforce are a company's most vital asset. more

Training & Human Resources

Though well-intentioned and often lifesaving, adhering to and enforcing safety rules can be burdensome. It takes extra time and effort, and frequently slows down production. Workers -- and sometimes managers -- may think they can do their jobs... 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. more

Training & Human Resources

Despite the uncertainties surrounding trade and world energy markets, analysts continue to express optimism for the future of the U.S. petrochemical industry and The Second Wave. more

Training & Human Resources

More than 3,600 students turn to San Jacinto College each year for training in process technology, electrical technology, nondestructive testing and instrumentation.It ranks second for producing process operator associate degree graduates in the U.S. more

Training & Human Resources

A new study finds that both the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) and the New York State Common Retirement Fund stand to lose millions every year if they were to fully divest from fossil fuels. more

Training & Human Resources

Turnaround performance goals are never etched in stone by true leaders but rather are redefined by these visionaries who have the audacity to challenge the industry's highest standards and the foresight to insist on something grander. more

Training & Human Resources

The corporate bus is loaded with matters of business, and it's important who is put on the bus. And it's just as important where you place the people on the bus. more

Training & Human Resources

It's not breaking news that life is full of lessons learned. Unfortunately, many of those lessons aren't learned easily. more

Training & Human Resources

Some people are lucky and can escape the dark trap of endlessly worrying. Others not so much; they have the "what ifs" crawling inside their ears, whispering stories of danger, fear, doubt, failure and pain. "What if I fail?" "What if I look stupid?" more

Training & Human Resources

Rodney Greenup, president of Greenup Industries, founded the company less than six years ago. Since then, the company has grown significantly. In 2017, Greenup Industries ranked No. 208 on Inc. 5000's annual rankings of the fastest-growing private co more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

According to Jeff Suggs, corporate emergency services and security manager for Kuraray America Inc., social media is a powerful tool that can be used to a company's advantage, "but it's also used as a tool for someone else's advantage to say whatever more

Training & Human Resources

The human mind works like a machine in that it tends to follow patterns; but once this is acknowledged, one can begin to change a behavior. This concept can also be used to influence behaviors in a positive and encouraging.... more

Training & Human Resources

A new transformative diversity and inclusion initiative is being adopted by more and more companies every day. More than 50 high-profile CEOs, whose companies represent more than 9 million employees and more than $1.7 trillion in revenue globally... more

Training & Human Resources

Given the reality of a workforce increasingly aging out of and retiring from the petrochemical and related industries, owners and other stakeholders are tasked with preserving "tribal knowledge" for those taking these departing employees' places. more

Training & Human Resources

The American Welding Society (AWS) estimates there will be a shortage of 290,000 welding professionals by 2020. more

Training & Human Resources

Technology is revolutionizing the way fired heaters are cleaned and decoked. Pigging pump designs, automation and other equipment advances are boosting effectiveness to new heights. more

Maintenance & Reliability

Hurricane Harvey in 2017 was a grim reminder that understanding the risks and being prepared for storms before they take place is important. Indeed, the industry's performance was improved thanks to pre-planning and efforts on the part of many... more

Maintenance & Reliability

Britain’s biggest labor union is balloting rig workers at three of Total’s North Sea oil platforms over a potential strike due to the company’s refusal to reduce the number of unpaid working days. more

Plant Management & Operations

Ask most petrochemical plant customers, "What keeps you up at night?" and the answer will likely come back related to compliance. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

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