Refinery Safety: Tesoro Found To Be At Fault In Worker Injuries – US Chemical Safety Board

Weak safety culture at Martinez, CA refinery contributed to injury incidents between 2010 and 2014

The board reviewed 15 instances where workers were sprayed with sulfuric acid from the refinery’s alkylation unit. A combination of pressure to work quickly, a lack of preventative inspections by California’s state workplace safety agency, Cal/OSHA, and a lack of required safety equipment worn by workers all contributed to the incidents.

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