Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Safety Violations (Port Arthur, TX)

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Valero Energy Corp. for 13 alleged serious violations, two repeat violations and one other-than-serious violation at Valero’s Port Arthur, Texas petroleum refinery and proposed penalties totaling $101,750. According to an OSHA news release, “Serious violations include failing to: implement accurate process safety information, provide employees with accurate operating procedures, have an adequate system in place to advance recommendations from process hazard analysis and correct equipment deficiencies. A serious violation is one with potential to cause death or serious physical harm to employees when the employer knew or should have known of the hazard. The repeat violations address the company’s failure to implement inspection and testing procedures that follow OSHA’s standards and regulations. Repeat violations are issued when an employer previously has been cited for the same, or a substantially similar, violation that has become a final order.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Labor – OSHA
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Valero Energy Corp. $101,750
Further Information Released
OSHA Press Release 5/22/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database