BP Safety Fines Knocked Down From $2.8M to $7K

Sept. 28, 2018, 9:11 PM

BP-Husky Refining LLC will pay a fraction of the original $2.8 million in fines federal safety regulators sought after finding 65 alleged safety violations at the company’s petroleum refinery in Ohio.

The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, an independent agency that decides contested citations or penalties, issued a decision Sept. 27 dropping the total fine to $7,000.

Heather MacDougall, chairman of the commission, tweeted Sept. 27 that the decision “addressed for the first time the concept of ‘recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices.’”

Also called RAGAGEP, the enforcement policy ...

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