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The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Marathon Petroleum Co. LLC have agreed on a settlement after the agency's safety inspection revealed multiple violations of federal workplace safety standards at the company's
OSHA found during the inspection that the company needed to ensure: process piping is protected from external corrosion; piping, pressure relief devices and pump motors comply with good engineering practices; proper evaluations address hazards of increased throughput; operating procedures reflect activities for cooling process equipment; and operating procedures address emergency operating conditions.
Marathon also agreed to address equipment deficiencies related to pressure relief devices, toxic and flammable gas/vapor detectors, and building pressurization equipment; hazards associated with facility siting in the process hazard analysis; and human factors in the process of hazard analysis.
"Injuries and fatalities from incidents at refineries are preventable," said Rob Medlock, OSHA's area director in
Marathon Petroleum Co. LLC, a fuels plant and petroleum products and asphalt producer, employs 320 people at the