July 1, 2013 at 2:33 am #1626
Paulsboro’s PBF Refinery named Star Site by OSHA
By Rebecca Forand/South Jersey Times Gloucester County Times June 27, 2013 at 6:16 PM, updated June 28, 2013 at 8:48 AM
PAULSBORO — PBF Energy’s Paulsboro refinery has been certified by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as a Voluntary Protection Program Star Site.
The VPP Star designation is the highest recognition a company can earn for industrial safety programs. It recognizes employers and workers who have implemented effective safety and health management systems and maintain injury and illness rates below the national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their industries.
The PBF Paulsboro Refinery was first awarded the VPP Star Site in 2004.
July 1, 2013 at 5:26 am #4449
Here is update on PBF Paulsboro’s Refinery named Star Site ….. again. As article mentions it first won award in 2004 and again in 2008.
Seems that a pair endangered Peregrine Falcon has also decided to make a Refinery water treatment building home for its nest and the refinery workers have adopted them as sort Mascot for the facility.
PBF has also made some smooth moves getting around US archaic Jones Act by lightering crude from Saudi supertankers in Gulf Coast outside the US waters and routing the smaller vessels to New Jersey (~ 11 ships over last 5 months thru Jan 2013) and saving freight cost.
PBF has also made news by adding rail cars to their fleet already taking Canadian crudes to Delaware (refineries lack pipelines receive crudes & take imports). The additional 2400 rail cars will take Eagle Ford and Bakken Shale Crudes to PBF coastal Delaware refineries. Although the Paulsboro refinery does not have rail unloading, PBF has said that they will move crude by barge up the river from Delaware to Paulsboro.
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