Never give up

In 2004, Livingston native Ronnie Hindsman was doing what he’d done a thousand times before – a simple job out of a bucket truck for the Sam Houston Electric Cooperative, where he’d been working for more than 25 years. It was a job he’d done so many times that he didn’t bother wearing rubber gloves.

“There are things some people just get too comfortable working on,” Hindsman said. “There was some miscommunication between me and the foreman.”

Future process operators train using video game technology

Using 3D software that looks just like a video game on an Xbox One, students at LIT are learning the proper lockout-tagout plant safety techniques virtually — without causing any major damage in the real world.
LOTO EXP is a program that was developed in 2015 by Systran, a process-driven company that caters to hydrocarbon processing industry.