1 Million Manhours With ZERO OSHA Recordable Injuries

Authored by Troy Lancaster with David Troha Recently, our dedicated employees reached a major safety milestone. Becht Industrial Group’s employees completed 1 million manhours with ZERO OSHA recordable injuries. Becht Industrial Group is committed to the philosophy that there is no job so important that it cannot be done safely. In our business, the potential […]

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Banning Hydrofluoric Acid Won’t Eliminate Risk, But It Will Threaten Fuel Supplies

Safety is the top priority for American fuel refineries, in fact it’s the entire point of my job. I travel around the country, and even to other parts of the world, auditing refinery safety systems, specifically those installed in and around units where hydrofluoric acid (HF) is used to produce alkylate—an essential component of the […]

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Do You Look Both Ways Before Crossing a One-Way Street?

I do. Why? It’s a lesson that was burned into my brain as a child. “Look both ways before you cross the street!” was told to me by multiple generations of relatives, friends, teachers and strangers. It doesn’t matter whether the street is one-way or not…we look both ways before crossing. And the ‘why’ is […]

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Safety Vision

Do you know what one of the more popular surgeries is in the world today? The answer is vision correction surgery, or Lasik. Everyone wants ‘perfect’ vision. In addition to “sight”, www.Dictionary.com defines vision as “a vivid, imaginative conception or anticipation”. New Year’s resolutions, the perfect vacation, a dream home, or your child’s graduation day […]

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Turnaround Safety – A Key to Success

With contributing author: Clayton Smith Over the years, one thing that continuously strikes fear in the hearts of safety professionals and management alike is the safety challenge that comes with executing a turnaround. A turnaround of any scale will introduce a totally different dynamic into the workplace. Assuming the status-quo in safety will suffice during […]

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Stay Physically and Mentally Healthy

Saying 2020 had more than its fair share of challenges would be an understatement, but gratefully we can add another year of injury-free work to the Becht record books.  What an impressive milestone and Becht has an outstanding team to thank for their role in another safe year! While safety is discussed regularly, there is […]

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Process Safety Management: Small Errors Lead To Big Consequences

We work in an industry where there is very little tolerance for errors since we deal with highly hazardous, flammable chemicals. Normally our plants operate with exceptional safety records since they are built to exacting standards, inspected frequently to monitor changes in integrity and personnel are highly trained. However, sometimes human error, cutting corners or […]

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Process Safety Management and YOU

Walking the Walk…Management Commitment My assumption is if you are reading this, you have some involvement in, or responsibility for, Process Safety Management (PSM) in your facility.  OSHA’s Standard for Hazardous Materials, 29 CFR 1910.119, is a mere 21 pages long including 12 pages of “non-mandatory” appendices — but should it be your responsibility, what […]

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Importance of Codes and Standards for Process Safety

Compliance with the Process Safety Management rule, OSHA 1910.119, is a requirement for plants processing certain highly hazardous materials exceeding threshold quantities. The rule requires the owner to demonstrate all equipment has been purchased and installed in accordance with recognized industry standards. Maintenance practices must also be according to Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering […]

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