On April 2, 2010, seven workers died when a heat exchanger ruptured, causing a catastrophic failure at what was then the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, Washington. This tragedy could have been prevented if the Big Oil giant had established common-sense protections to ensure employee safety.
Today, Washington State is finally working to hold the oil industry accountable by establishing safety management standards through the Washington State Department of Labor and Industry’s draft rule. This will significantly improve refinery worker and community safety, require action, and both empower and protect all workers – not just refinery employees.
Use the link above to join us in urging Washington State to adopt strong worker protections by sending a message to the Department of Labor and Industry!