maintenance shop talk with engineers

Episode 6 – Safety first: The intersection between lubrication and safety

Lubricants can have a big impact on an operation’s safety program, partly by minimizing the time maintenance personnel spend interacting with equipment, which can involve safety risks.


  • The steps needed to ensure plant safety
  • How lubrication can help reduce human-machine interaction (HMI)
  • How safety impacts the bottom line

Guests and host

  • gene hites headshot

    Gene Hites is a Mining and Milling Maintenance Manager at The Doe Run, a Missouri-based natural resources company. He understands the need to implement a robust and reliable safety culture, and highlights the decisions and programs the company has implemented to help achieve numerous awards and recognition pertaining to safety.

  • adam mcmurtrey headshot

    Adam McMurtrey is an industrial lubrication engineer for ExxonMobil. In his role, Adam is committed to helping companies in the mining, manufacturing, plastics and food processing sectors succeed by increasing production, extending equipment life, reducing energy consumption and increasing the safety and well-being of their personnel. He holds a degree in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University and is completing his certification as a maintenance and reliability professional.

  • michelle segrest headshot

    Michelle Segrest is an award-winning journalist who has experienced the manufacturing industry up close and personal. As a reporter for Efficient Plant magazine and national keynote speaker, she’s dedicated to sharing stories, trends and tips to navigate any and every plant.


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