Energy Industry

Here Comes OSHA

OSHA audits can be stressful and the citation penalties severe. But if you've developed good safety programs and are prepared for this inspection, costly partialities and downtime can be avoided. An official audit, or inspection, by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can be tolerable, and even...

 

CSA Intervention: Levels & Requirements

CSA interventions are determined using the SMS to identify carriers exceeding intervention threshold in one or more BASICs. If any of those terms are unfamiliar or you need a refresher, see our previous blog "Understanding CSA Scores." These interventions are used as a tool to address the specific safety problems FMCSA has...

 

Understanding CSA Scores

Knowing and understanding what CSA scores are and how they are determined is extremely important for motor carriers looking to maintain profitable and sustainable operations. Let’s break down CSA scores to help you do that. All violations during roadside inspections contribute points to the total score a motor carrier has in each...

 

How CSA Scores Impact Your Bottom-line

CSA scores are a metric in the transportation sector, which measures compliance, safety and accountability (CSA) within your company and compared to the industry. It is the key performance indicator measuring results and is displayed as public information. The scores are broken down into a few categories, measuring the...

 

The Downside of Positives: Managing Risks & Expectations

It has finally happened. After months of tireless work, lengthy meetings, and modified proposals, you have officially landed that big account, and with it, more business. It’s all upside from here, right? Well, that’s not necessarily the case. Risk, in the traditional sense, has historically been defined with a negative connotation. That is to say...

 

When Vendors Put You at Risk

Every business has vendors...suppliers, contractors, transportation providers, staffing agencies and other third-party organizations who support day-to-day operations. Not only do these vendors play an integral role in your business, but they also add complexity to your company’s overall risk. In the following video, learn how to protect...

 

4 Key Steps to a Risk Management Plan

Every business has risks but not every business is aware of them, or prepared for them. How confident are you about the risks facing your organization? Often, the reality of risk only becomes apparent when a catastrophe occurs. If you’re completely confident that you have identified and prepared for all risks, then read no more. Still 

 

Hidden Danger In The Oilfield: Hydrogen Sulfide Gas

A common hazard that’s not easily recognized, but can easily kill, is lurking in crude petroleum and natural gas fields. Occurring naturally at oil and gas sites, hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is an extremely hazardous gas. High concentrations can cause shock, convulsions, inability to breathe, rapid unconsciousness, coma and death.

 

Oil Boom "Pumps" Trucking Industry

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If you haven’t yet heard from every politician in our nation’s capital, energy production is a driving force to the economic recovery. Also, when you decide to emerge from the rock you’ve been living under, check for oil. We seem to be discovering quite a bit. For the United Sates oil and gas industry, 2012 was a record year. Exploration and

 

Protect Your Business From Vendor Associated Risk

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Most organizations today depend on external vendors to provide goods and services necessary to run daily operations. Apart from the apparent cost in engaging in these relationships, it is also important to understand that vendors can add complexity to an organization’s overall risk. Failure to manage this risk can further add to the cost