Best Practices for Involving Safety in Maintenance Turnarounds

A lot of things need to come together for a maintenance turnaround to be successful. But it only takes one key misstep -- such as veering from the safety plan -- to sabotage it.

A safe and successful maintenance turnaround requires months – or years – of meticulous planning.

But when should EHS professionals get involved?

The answer, Rusty Smith told attendees at the 2013 National VPPPA Conference in Nashville, is immediately after the last turnaround, "when you're getting ready for the next one."

"As soon as your group starts planning for the next turnaround, safety needs to be there with them," said Smith, who is turnaround safety coordinator for Marathon Petroleum LP in Detroit.

Read the full article on EHS Today.

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