The 2017 top violations remain largely unchanged from 2016, with fall protection General Requirements at the top of the lost. However, in 2017 "Fall Protection - Training Requirements", is now added to the top 10 list, at number nine.
An investigation into the death of an oil field worker by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) uncovered two serious safety violations that contributed to the worker's death: failing to prevent a struck-by injury by securing high pressure lines and failing to control the release of pressure from a pressure line. The Houston-basedHalliburton Company has been fined $14,000 for these serious workplace safety violations.
Seven years after a deadly explosion at a refinery in Texas City, Texas, the oil company BP Plc has settled most of the safety violations uncovered in a follow-up inspection after the explosion.
A recent explosion at a south Texas energy company raises questions abou t the company's health and safety record.