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About the Safety Committee

Safety Committee

The Safety Committee provides recommendations to Flint Hills Resources on enhanced refinery safety programs and community initiatives.

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Flint Hills Resources

To learn more about the MNSTAR program please visit:
http://www.dli.mn.gov/WSC/mnstar.asp »

Current Initiatives

The Safety Committee played a lead role in inviting a respected safety expert and member of the BP North American Refineries Independent Safety Panel, chaired by former United States Secretary of State James Baker, to speak to the CAC and Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend Refinery leadership. The refinery is actively using the industry knowledge shared at this session in its ongoing efforts to be a top performer in refinery health and safety.

In addition, the Safety Committee oversees:

  • Review of safety concerns and hazards happening at other refineries, learning about Flint Hills Resources’ award winning safety programs and discussing with the refinery proactive steps to reduce the risk for accidents;
  • Analysis and deciphering of various safety, security and health reports from Flint Hills Resources, including the refinery’s fire department, paramedic team, railroad safety efforts and general recordable safety incident data.

Committee Members

Judy Hamen
Judy Hamen
Rosemount
Jeanne Hansen
Jeanne Hansen
Rosemount
Michael Heidenreich
Michael Heidenreich
Nininger Township
William Klein
William Klein
Inver Grove Heights
Gary Lothenbach
Gary Lothenbach
Inver Grove Heights
Larry Ring
Larry Ring
Vermillion Township
Richard Thill
Richard Thill
Rosemount - within 2 miles
Susan Titel
Susan Titel
Flint Hills Resources