Category: Refinery Safety

Human Factors: A Curriculum for Refinery Workers

This LOHP curriculum includes all the materials needed for a half-day course that introduces workers to human factors concepts. Human factors is a new way of thinking about workplace safety. While many traditional safety theories blame industrial accidents on worker error, human factors looks deeper. It tries to identify the underlying causes of past accidents so future accidents can be prevented. To improve safety,...

Refinery Safety in California: Labor, Community and Fire Agency Views – Summary Report

The LOHP Refinery Safety Report to the California Governor’s Interagency Task Force on Refinery Safety, commissioned by the Task Force, presents findings from a series of meetings that Mike and colleagues convened with labor unions, community-based organizations, fire agencies, and environmental health groups. It was requested as part of the Governor’s efforts to improve refinery safety in the wake of the August 6, 2012 explosion...