USW Before US Senate: OSHA’s Ability to Regulate Needs Improvement
Kim Nibarger, health and safety specialist for the United Steelworkers (USW), testified today before a Senate subcommittee that the oil industry is failing its workers and the public by failing to embrace process safety. He also emphasized that OSHA’s ability to regulate must be improved.
Nibarger testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety in a hearing entitled “Production over Protections: A Review of Process Safety Management in the Oil and Gas Industry.”
His testimony highlighted the lessons not learned in the oil industry. The USW has investigated accidents over the years and has seen how the contributing causes seem to repeat themselves. Refiners are not taking the information available and applying it to their organizations ... more
Click Here for a copy of Nibarger’s written testimony.