One year later: Tesoro refinery blast
Tesoro Corp did not adequately maintain a heat exchanger at its Anacortes, Washington, refinery that exploded one year ago leaving seven dead
Tesoro Corp did not adequately maintain a heat exchanger at its Anacortes, Washington, refinery that exploded one year ago leaving seven dead, a safety board said. Companies need to "make the investments necessary to ensure safe operations," said U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso. "Companies that continue to invest in safety and recognize its importance will reap benefits far into the future."
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Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.