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
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.