TEES, TEEX team to offer OSHA refinery inspection seminar

August 10, 2007

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — A one-day seminar aimed at anyone involved in the safety of petroleum refinery employees and the protection of U.S. petroleum refineries will be held Wednesday (Aug. 15) in Houston. The seminar will help those involved in process safety comply with a new OSHA Petroleum Refinery Process Safety Management National Emphasis Program (NEP) or the "Refinery NEP." The Texas Engineering Experiment Station's (TEES) Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center is co-sponsoring the seminar with the Texas Engineering Extension Service's (TEEX) Professional and Regulatory Training Division. Registration is available online. This initiative is an attempt to respond to a recent series of disastrous fires and explosions in the refinery industry. The seminar will be led by Joe Howicz, an occupational safety and fire protection expert who previously developed the OSHA training materials for the new Refinery NEP, and other safety experts. The invited guest speaker is Dean McDaniel, OSHA Region VI administrator.

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