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BP Swore to Improve Safety Process

BP said it will implement the recommendations made by an independent safety review panel

BP said it will implement the recommendations made by an independent safety review panel, which concluded there were “material deficiencies” in process safety performance at the oil major's US refineries.

The panel, which was headed by U.S. Secretary of State James Baker, made recommendations for improving BP's process safety leadership, systems, expertise and oversight of process safety performance.

BP said it has already taken a number of actions that align with the recommendations of the panel, adding that it will undertake a thorough review and apply the lessons learned elsewhere.

BP pointed out that the panel acknowledged its efforts on its safety regime since the accidents at the Texas City refinery in March 2005.

The group said it is cooperating with the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) in its investigation of the explosion, which claimed the lives of 15 workers.
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