Refinery faces fines over safety issues
A north Louisiana oil refinery is facing over $200,000 in fines for exposing workers to the threat of fires, explosions and other hazardous conditions
A north Louisiana oil refinery is facing over $200,000 in fines for exposing workers to the threat of fires, explosions and other hazardous conditions, said officials at the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Calumet Lubricants Co. in Cotton Valley, LA, is facing citations for 58 safety violations and fines totaling $207,500.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey