We are proud to have such wonderful employees and customers to honor on our 3rd Annual Customer and Employee Appreciation Day. This was our third year to celebrate with a classic cajun crawfish boil, [...]
Half a century ago, President John F. Kennedy addressed the nation with the following admonishment: “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a [...]
Plant turnarounds demand huge manpower from internal and external sources on a temporary basis. A rampedup workforce is essential to successfully perform the extensive work to be carried out in a compressed time frame. This cast of hundreds - often thousands - includes planners, managers, engineers, technicians, inspectors, contractors and suppliers. Two decades ago, when plants were generally smaller and controls were fewer, turnarounds were more manageable.
Onpoint’s experience in the industry has helped us adapt and expertly shape our safety practices. We understand that everyone sets a high safety standard, but sometimes the safety record you are working so hard to achieve somehow still eludes your grasp. What are you missing? One way to reduce the likelihood of accidents is by reducing the likelihood of falling behind schedule. It is not realistic to think we can speed up without impacting safety.
At Onpoint we’re sticklers for safety. On top of the human cost of accidents and injuries, the profits lost from small safety mistakes can be huge. So how do you ensure the safety of your [...]
Turnarounds characteristically have such immensity and complexity that it can be difficult to see the forest for the trees. The Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago perceptively asserted, “Chaos is merely order waiting to be deciphered.” A key component to under- standing and managing turnarounds is the ability to understand and manage risk. The time for one-dimensional risk management hopefully has run its course. The rudimentary practice of processing the entire project through a risk assessment tool actually may introduce unnecessary ambiguity.