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RE: Tesoro Laid Off Workers claim Savage Untrained replacements dangerous

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Charles Randall
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Here is article on Tesoro Wilimgton Refinery where laid off workers with 350 years combined experience claim Savage untraied replacement workers trying to operate coking unit are creating unsafe and dangerous environment.
 
Sounds like Savage is over reaching its coke handling by trying to move into coker operations. Several other groups have tried to make shift from petcoke handling & logistics into coking operations and it hasnt worked – the limit seems to be somewhere around coke-knockers (sometimes contract worker group that removes petocke from the drums) chores. 
 
These companies just do not have skill set to be trying for operations and as it seems to be here often do not hire experienced past refinery operators to attempt the task but instead put untrained & inexperienced workers into the position a major reciepe for disaster.
 
I still hold the position that a great deal of the major refinery fires and accidents are often associated with contract labor which has not been included inside the refinery circle of safety review and training because they have been outsourced.  Valero has been one of the few companies thusfar to include contractors inside the companies requirement and strict refinery safety practice.

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