Safety and Security

Welcome to “The Summit”

“People do not decide to become extraordinary.  They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” – Sir Edmund Hillary Before the founding of the association now known as AFPM, our industry always pursued improvement in everything we do.  It has been a...

/ February 6, 2017

Refining and Petrochemical Industry Flying High About FAA Reauthorization

By an act of Congress and with the stroke of a pen, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) programs will continue to receive funding for the next 14 months. Importantly, it should be noted that the “FAA Extension, Safety, and Security...

/ July 25, 2016

“You Can’t Go It Alone”  Pt. 1 – ISACs & ISAOs 

In today’s world of cyberattacks against companies, the idea of sharing information between companies on cyber developments and incidents is becoming more critical.  However, there are some barriers in place, both from a legal perspective and from company perspectives, to...

/ July 11, 2016

NTSB’s Lynchburg findings: What we learned

This week, the National Transportation Safety Board released its findings into the oil train derailment and fire that caused $1.2 million in damage in Lynchburg, Virginia almost two years ago on April 30, 2014 – and concluded that a broken rail was...

/ March 3, 2016