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OSHA/ Safe Tank Alliance
Safe Tank Entry Best Practices Seminar
April 7-8, 2005
ChevronTexaco Richmond Technical Center
April 7-8, 2005: Safe tank entry and new tank design were among topics presented to industry and government representatives at the "Safe Tank Entry Best Practices" seminar at the ChevronTexaco Technology Center in Richmond, California.
More than 80 representatives from the Safe Tank Alliance, joined refinery professionals, OSHA staff and State Plan State participants at technical presentations on safe work practices, lessons learned and new technology being used by the oil and gas industry during tank entry and cleaning operations. Above ground petroleum storage tank operational information was provided to seminar participants during a tour of the ChevronTexaco refinery.
Presentations at the event included updates on the API Safe Tank Entry and Cleaning of Petroleum Storage Tanks standards, confined space injury statistics, the API certification program for tank entry supervisors, and the use of fall protection in the petrochemical industry.
According to Clyde Trombettas, Concord District Manager, California OSHA, "The Safe Tank Entry Best Practice Seminar was very informative to both industry and regulators. Experience has shown that through effective outreach and education both industry and OSHA can achieve greater voluntary compliance and reduce injuries, illnesses, and fatalities."